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Lester returns to the mound as Red Sox visit Indians

Jul 23, 2007 - 1:48 PM Boston (59-39) at Cleveland (58-40) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Jon Lester will make an emotion-filled debut when the Boston Red Sox visit the Cleveland Indians to open a four-game series on Monday.

Lester (NR), who was diagnosed with cancer last August, will be recalled by the Red Sox and make his first appearance in the major leagues since winning a start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 23.

He was then scratched from his next start with a sore back on August 29 and, three days later, Boston announced that he had a treatable form of lymphoma.

Starting the season on the disabled list, the 23-year-old Lester has worked his way back through the minor leagues, going 4-5 with a 3.61 ERA in 17 starts between Class A Greenville and Class AAA Pawtucket.

The Red Sox, who finished off a series win over the Chicago White Sox with an 8-5 win on Sunday, will aim for their fourth straight victory.

Boston has scored 31 runs over its last four games.

The Indians counter with Jake Westbrook (1-5, 6.07 ERA), who is 3-1 with a 4.23 ERA in five career starts against the Red Sox.

In five outings since returning from an abdominal strain that sidelined him for most of May and June, the righthander is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA.

Cleveland has won three of its last four games following an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.






  • bones nesn spent like 10 minutes talking about manny in the postgame show. he barely made it to first before the outfielder was throwing to the cutoff man.

    Red Sox vs. IndiansJul 23 11:04 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 14 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - JON LESTER, MIKE TIMLIN (7TH), JAVIER LOPEZ (8TH), MANNY
    DELCARMEN (8TH) AND JASON VARITEK
    CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK, JENSEN LEWIS (7TH), JASON
    STANFORD (8TH), TO

    Jul 23 10:30 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DUSTIN PEDROIA SCORED COCO CRISP.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D PEDROIA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.313, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Red Sox vs. IndiansJul 23 10:10 PM
  • mark gotsta love the hustle from manny out of the box...

    Red Sox vs. IndiansJul 23 8:48 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (18) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JON LESTER SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5, CLEVELAND 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J MICHAELS (.281, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox vs. IndiansJul 23 8:07 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN YOUKILIS SCORED COCO CRISP.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K YOUKILIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.297, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

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