Jon Lester had a crisp start to his Grapefruit League debut, going six up and six down through the first two innings, throwing 24 pitches – 17 for strikes – and one strike out as the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL on Sunday afternoon.
Boston broke back in the sixth when Hamilton walked after St. Louis’ Sam Freeman loaded the bases forcing in Ryan Lavarnway. Ciriaco sac flied in the same inning to bring home Ryan Sweeney. Boston added an insurance run in eighth when J.C. Linares singled to score Jonathan Diaz to make the score 5-3.
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