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Game 29: Jon Lester Looks To Claim Win Number Four Against Haren, Angels

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UPDATE 6:56 P.M.: According to Peter Abraham (via Twitter), Kevin Youkilis has been scratched due to sickness. Jed Lowrie will simply slide over to third while Marco Scutaro will fill in a short.

The Boston Red Sox will look to make it a perfect 3-0 record to begin the month of May as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Game number two of the two's four game set.

After taking down the red-hot Jered Weaver, the Red Sox will be looking to take down another Cy Young hopeful in the American League for a second time: Dan Haren. The Sox handed Haren his first loss of the season back on April 22. Haren was 4-0 with an ERA just above one to that point.

The man who out-dueled Haren that day, Jon Lester, will once again get the call to face the former All-Star. Lester will be looking for his fourth win of the season. In his last outing, he went eight innings and only gave up two earned runs against the Baltimore Orioles. Since April 17, Lester is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Jed Lowrie, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Marco Scutaro, SS

8. Carl Crawford, LF

9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

Will Jon Lester collect win number four and take down the Angels a second time?

Jon Lester

#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-2

240

L

L

Jan 07, 1984

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jon Lester 3-1 6 6 0 0 0 0 39.1 30 11 11 4 14 35 2.52 1.12

Or will Dan Haren win Round 2?

Dan Haren

#24 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels

6-5

215

R

R

Sep 17, 1980

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Dan Haren 4-1 7 6 1 1 0 0 44.0 26 9 6 1 7 38 1.23 .75

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