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Lester Leads Red Sox Shutout Over Blue Jays

You can't win 'em all, but it seems like you do if Jon Lester is on the hill.

Lester spun a gem Sunday to help the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 6-0. He gave up four hits, four walks and struck out four. Lester has won seven of his last eight games and, more importantly, helped the Red Sox avoid a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays.

More on Lester: he has struck out 46 in his last 34 innings. He's just been really good, one of the AL's best. Today's game marks his 18th win of the season.

The offense was aided by home runs from Victor Martinez and J.D. Drew. Vic's was a solo shot in the fourth to give the Red Sox the 1-0 lead while Drew's was a two-run bomb in the fifth to put Boston up 6-0. Also in the fifth, Daniel Nava had an RBI ground-rule double and Bill Hall scored on a Yamaico Navarro single. Daniel Nava also score on the same play, but it was off an error in left.

Scott Atchison (1 IP, 1 H, 1K) and Robert Coello (1 IP, 1 K) held down bullpen duties successfully.

The Sox kick off a three-game set Monday against Baltimore. A sweep would be nice.