Boston Red Sox defeat Washington Nationals, 9-3

It was with a small, understated fist pump, and a wipe of the face with the top of his jersey that Jon Lester found a way to celebrate the 92-mile-per-hour fastball that exploded past Matthew LeCroy on its way to a not-so-cushy landing in Jason Varitek's glove. He could have been excused for going Josh Beckett style, increasing the demonstration level by a factor of 10 or so, as that last pitch struck out LeCroy swinging to bring his strikeout total to an even 10.

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