Lester Wins 17th As Red Sox Beat Mariners 5-1

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[photogallerylink id=43624 align=right]Jon Lester held Seattle to just three hits over eight innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Mariners 5-1 on Monday night.

Lester (17-8) has won four straight decisions and six of his last seven starts. He gave up three singles, two to Chone Figgins, walked three and struck 12. It’s the seventh time this season he has struck out 10 or more.

Lester now is tied for second in the American League in wins. He is third in strikeouts (208), eighth in ERA (3.17), and tied for third in opponents batting average (.220).

Daniel Bard took over in the ninth. He allowed a one-out single to Jose Lopez. Casey Kotchman then hit into a fielder’s choice and Matt Tuiasosopo struck out.

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