Coming off 10 days of rest, Lester allowed only two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. Lester matched his season-high of eight strikeouts and recorded zero walks, notching his first win since June 27.
With the win against the AL East leading Rays, Lester now boasts a 9-6 record on the season, and he has posted 111 strikeouts in 132 innings this year.
Lester will take the mound Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale.
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