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Lester grinds his way past D-backs

Having to rely mostly on his curveball, Jon Lester was able to grind out seven effective frames, yielding just two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts, while Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis each hit two-run homers.


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Johnson, K, 2B4000123.272
Abreu, SS4000002.293
Reynolds, Ma, 3B3000021.215
LaRoche, 1B4010012.258
Young, C, CF3110111.277
Montero, M, DH3010101.417
Upton, J, RF3122100.247
Ryal, LF3010015.288
Snyder, C, C3000015.215
a-Drew, PH1000002.275
a-Flied out for Snyder, C in the 9th.
Scutaro, SS4120011.286
Pedroia, 2B4222002.271
Ortiz, D, DH2210202.259
Youkilis, 1B4112013.318
Martinez, V, C4000013.295
Drew, J, RF4011001.277
Beltre, A, 3B4021000.336
Cameron, CF4000013.254
Nava, LF3010001.357
McDonald, D, LF0000000.281
2B: Young, C (14, Lester).
HR: Upton, J (11, 2nd inning off Lester, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, C 2; Montero, M; LaRoche; Ryal; Upton, J 5.
RBI: Upton, J 2 (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snyder, C 2; Johnson, K 2.
GIDP: Snyder, C, Young, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

Outfield assists: Ryal (Nava at 2nd base).
DP: (Ryal-Reynolds, Ma-Abreu).

2B: Drew, J (17, Lopez, R).
HR: Pedroia (9, 1st inning off Lopez, R, 1 on, 0 out), Youkilis (13, 7th inning off Lopez, R, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Scutaro 2; Ortiz, D; Beltre, A 2; Pedroia 5; Drew, J 2; Youkilis 4; Nava.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (34), Drew, J (36), Beltre, A (45), Youkilis 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Drew, J; Beltre, A; Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cameron.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Pedroia (5, 2nd base off Lopez, R/Snyder, C).

DP: 2 (Lester-Pedroia-Youkilis, Beltre, A-Pedroia-Youkilis).

Lopez, R(L, 2-6)7.010662324.70
Lester(W, 8-2)7.04223713.13
Ramirez, R0.21001005.13
Papelbon(S, 15)0.10000002.73
Game Scores: Lopez, R , Lester .
HBP: Reynolds, Ma (by Lester), Ryal (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Lopez, R 109-70, Demel 13-9, Lester 103-62, Bard 14-8, Ramirez, R 19-10, Papelbon 4-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lopez, R 3-10, Demel 1-1, Lester 5-7, Bard 1-0, Ramirez, R 0-2, Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced: Lopez, R 32, Demel 3, Lester 29, Bard 3, Ramirez, R 4, Papelbon 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 37,452.
Venue: Fenway Park.
June 16, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media