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Lester last struck out as many as 12 batters on September 13, 2010, when he fanned 12 Mariners. He allowed singles to the first two Cleveland batters in the first inning - one of them scored on a sac fly - but was superb after that. He struck out the side in the third and fifth innings, and punched out 10 of his last 14 batters.
For the offense, Carl Crawford doubled three times, scored twice, and drove in three runs, before being pulled after the eight-run explosion because his wrist was bothering him a little bit.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his 13th home run in the first inning, and drove in four runs. Mike Aviles reached base five times and scored three runs. Dustin Pedroia also scored three times.
Danny Valencia made his Red Sox debut, going 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.
Jon Lester / Corey Kluber
Ellsbury, CFDavid Ortiz (strained right Achilles tendon) had hoped to return to the lineup today, but that will likely not happen.
I'm only so-so. ... Still pretty sore.Ortiz has been on the DL since July 17. He still leads the American League in OBP (.414), slugging (.609), and OPS (1.024).