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Game 159: Now that's a game! Lester shuts down Indians

Final - 10.1.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Boston Red Sox 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 12 0
WP: Jon Lester (15 - 8)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (38)
LP: Carlos Carrasco (0 - 4)

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Now was that so hard?

After a nice shellacking to our Triple-A team, Jon Lester led the A-squad out to the field tonight and put down a nice 3-0 win over the Indians.

Lester allowed just two hits and no runs in his 6.1 innings of work. He walked one and struck out seven on the night. The win gives Lester his 15th of the season.

The offense had the hits (12), but didn't show a lot for it with only three runs. But a win is a win. Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Jason Bay had RBIs in the win. Ortiz needs three more RBI to hit the 100 mark. Did anyone think that would have been possible in May?

The bullpen was solid in the win. Daniel Bard (.2 IP), Billy Wagner (1 IP, 1 K) and Jonathan Papelbon (1 IP, 2 K, SV) combined in relief. The save marks Papelbon's 38th of the season. And whaddya know? Paps' WHIP, which was a sore spot earlier this season, is now done to a nifty 1.16. That's a good sign heading into the playoffs.

Sox continue the series with the Indians Friday with a 7 p.m. game.