Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 8-1

Over his last two starts, we have witnessed flashes of Roger Clemens and Pedro Martínez and vintage Josh Beckett all rolled into one entertaining package.

Jon Lester has been that good.

When one considers the dominance of his last starts, it's hard to figure how he had such laborious outings earlier this season. Neither can Lester.

He followed a six-inning, 12-strikeout performance May 31 in an 8-2 victory over Toronto with an even more impressive 8-1 victory over th...