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Jon Lester

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  • Red Sox won't demote slumping Bogaerts

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH TORONTO -- Junichi Tazawa has been a reliable reliever for the Boston Red Sox. Manager John Farrell leans on the right-hander heavily, along with closer Koji Uehara. Tazawa made his...
  • Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3

    Chris Iannetta pushes Angels past Red Sox, 4-3
    AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
  • Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

    (Updated: UPDATES standings, 3RD graph) Mets 8, Athletics 5: Lucas Duda clubbed a three-run homer and visiting New York scored seven of its eight runs with two outs to earn a split of the two-game series. Zack Wheeler (9-8) won his sixth...
  • Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Wheeler unbeaten in 10 as Mets top A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- When his team is in an offensive funk, New York Mets manager Terry Collins knows exactly what to do. Send ace right-hander Zack Wheeler...
  • A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

    A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
    Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push for a World Series. But to get Lester, the A's parted with All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a 28-...
  • Game roundup: Lester sparkles with new A's family

    The Sports Xchange Game roundup: Lester sparkles with new A's family OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Lester, so long a presence for the Boston Red Sox, did his usual thing on Saturday, but in a green-and-gold A's uniform. After 242 games with the Red Sox,...
  • Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6; Adds Mariners-White Sox; more to come Game roundup: Harper hits walk-off HR in 13th to lift Nats WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning against reliever...
  • Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester shuts out Twins in second start for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Jon Lester said he had one main goal when he was traded by the Boston Red Sox along with outfielder Jonny Gomes to...
  • A's Lester shuts out Twins, 3-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. It was slump-buster night for Oakland A's hitters at the Coliseum on Thursday, not that Jon Lester needed all that many bats to come alive. Lester threw five perfect innings and wound up tossing a three-hit shutout as Oakland whipped...
  • Cubs-Phillies not likely to make Hamels deal

    The Sports Xchange Cubs-Phillies not likely to make Hamels deal The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies have been in trade talks since the Cubs claimed Phillies left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels off waivers Wednesday, but a deal is not likely to...
  • With trade deadline approaching, Angels likely to stand pat

    While several trades were consummated and rumors continued to swirl on Wednesday, it was relatively quiet in the Angels front office leading up to Thursday’s 1 p.m. PDT non-waiver trade deadline. General Manager Jerry Dipoto did his heavy...