Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-3

There will come a day when the Baltimore Orioles beat Jon Lester.

Perhaps if the lefthander follows the career path of Red Sox teammate Tim Wakefield and pitches into his 40s, the Orioles will figure out a way.

For now, it seems impossible. Lester did it to Baltimore again last night, throwing seven dominant innings as the Red Sox cruised to a 9-3 victory before an appreciative crowd of 38,106 at Fenway Park.

It was a typical Lester performance against Baltimore in t...

The news brought so many thoughts into Eric Patterson’s head. There he was, with the Oakland Athletics on June 26, getting traded across the country to the Red Sox.

Patterson first thought about the tradition of the Red Sox and how he always enjoyed playing in historic Fenway Park. Then he thought about the fans — how they always have been loyal. He also would be able to spend some time with his friend Dustin Pedroia, Patterson’s roommate when they played for the US nat...

BOSTON—Jon Lester keeps piling up wins. He hopes it's enough to earn his first All-Star selection.

Lester pitched seven strong innings to remain undefeated against Baltimore in 12 career decisions, Kevin Youkilis homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 9-3 on Saturday night.

"Obviously it would be nice," said Lester, who had 10th win in 11 decisions. "Never been. I would like to go. If I end up going I'll be very excited and it'll be ...

When he’s hitting like this, there’s probably no other swing in the game you’d rather watch.

We have seen J.D. Drew carry the Red Sox offense before. In June 2008, for example, when he hit 12 homers and knocked in 27 runs and hit .337. Like the end of last season, when he hit .329 in August and .352 from Sept. 1 on.

And if Drew’s getting hot again, tremendous. What a time. What a place.

It’s funny, in a season where outfielders have dropped like flies, Drew has be...