While the Nationals may be the worst team in the league, they don't always look like that -- at least on some nights.
Lester logged a "quality start" by going six innings and surrendering just three runs. He gave up six hits, two walks and struck out six. It certainly wasn't one of his best starts on the year, but he kept that lowly Nats offense down. That's good enough for me if that means a win.
The runs came from somewhat unlikely spots. David Ortiz - if you didn't know already - is hot. He hit another dinger tonight. Jason Varitek also had a two-run home run which scored Ortiz. Ortiz's was a three-run shot while Dustin Pedroia singled for the team's first RBI.
The bullpen was pretty good. Justin Masterson gave up one run in 1.2 innings of work, Hideki Okajima allowed a walk (0.1 innings) and Jonathan Papelbon had a spotless 9th to earn the save. It is Papelbon's 17th save of the season.