Lester fans 15, Gomes hits slam as Red Sox top A’s
Jon Lester struck out a career-high 15, allowing one hit over eight scoreless innings and pitching the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Saturday.Jonny Gomes hit a grand slam, and David Ortiz and David Ross added solo homers in Boston's second straight win after losing a day-night doubleheader to Tampa Bay on Thursday. The only hit off Lester (3-4) was Craig Gentry's leadoff bloop single in the third over the head of second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Lester rebounded from taking the loss in his previous two games by striking out nine of his first 13 batters. His previous strikeout best was 13 on July 24, 2010, in a 5-1 loss at Seattle. The lefty struck out every hitter in the Oakland lineup. He fanned Josh Reddick three times and Coco Crisp, Nick Punto, Josh Donaldson and Alberto Callaspo twice each. via Lester fans 15, Gomes hits slam as Red Sox top A's | FOX Sports on MSN.