Postgame interview with Francona
Red Sox manager talks about Lester's big game in ALDS clincher
Can you first talk about Lester's performance these two games, and then your overall view of this series?TERRY FRANCONA: That pretty much wraps it up. I thought Jon Lester was tremendous. He was strong with his pitches. He was poised. He attacked the strike zone. That ballclub we just played is some kind of ballclub. I mean, we had our hands full. And Jon Lester, we needed to have a strong starting performance, and he gave us all of that. Jon just mentioned there was a chance he could have come back out for the 8th, and that John Farrell had asked him how he felt coming back out. Was there any thought on your guys' part about bringing him out into the 8th?
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