Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-0

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jon Lester tossed a complete-game shutout to help the visiting Boston Red Sox beat their arch-rival New York Yankees 7-0 and end a five-game losing streak on Thursday.

In the first clash of a four-game series, the Red Sox left-hander struck out eight New York batters and allowed just five hits to record his seventh victory of the season.

The Yankees were shut out just one day after their offense exploded for 18 runs against the Texas Rangers, res...

NEW YORK - What Jon Lester did last night for the Red Sox came as a great relief to a team that had lost its last five games. What he did to the Yankees, throwing a 7-0 shutout in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium, roiled a team that is tilting toward irrelevance, except for maybe the gossip columns.

That's why the stands were half-full when the game ended, most in the sellout crowd of 54,677 unwilling to see the last out of the Yankees' fourth loss in their last f...