Jon Lester Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York YankeesBoston Red Sox southpaw Jon Lester was tasked with keeping pace with New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka on June 28, and he did it as if it were not a problem.

For that accomplishment, Lester earns Amica Pitcher of the Week honors.

Lester earned the W for an eight-inning effort against New York in which he allowed five hits while striking out six and walking two. The Yankees got on the board in Boston’s 2-1 win, but the run was unearned for Lester. Tanaka pitched a complete game, but he gave up two solo home runs to David Ross and Mike Napoli.

The outing was Lester’s fourth straight quality start.

Photo via Anthony Gruppuso-USA Today Sports

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