Jon Lester threw 105 pitches on Thursday, including 72 strikes. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
Needing a sturdy performance from a starter to snap their five-game losing streak, the Red Sox got just that from Jon Lester, who shut out the Yankees on five hits to win his fourth straight decision. Dustin Pedroia singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
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