Jon Lester (5.67 ERA in six starts since July 23) was sent down to Portland (AA) today.
Why AA? According to Ian Browne, "Red Sox PR spokesman John Blake said that Portland's rotation lines up better for Lester to stay on his regular day." ... The Sea Dogs have 14 games remaining on its schedule, which ends September 3.
Javier Lopez was summoned from Pawtucket, so we'll have another lefty for the White Sox and Yankees games (Lopez stats versus CWS).
Julian Tavarez will start on Sunday.