Jon Lester is congratulated by David Ortiz, who hit his second homer of the year. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
By Maureen Mullen / Special to MLB.com
Jon Lester came tantalizingly close to adding another historic chapter to his career, carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning. A perfect game may not have been in the cards, but a resounding victory was, as the left-hander allowed just two hits and recorded 11 strikeouts.
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