BOSTON The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have exercised their $13 million option on left-hander Jon Lester.
Lester was the starting and winning pitcher twice during Bostons six-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 29-year-old was 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA in the regular season. He went 4-1 with a 1.65 ERA in the postseason, including victories in Games 1 and 5 of the Series.
He had a 0.59 ERA in his two starts against St. Louis the best by a Red Sox pitcher making more than one start in a World Series since Hugh Bedient in 1912.
In his career, Lester is 100-56 record with a 3.76 ERA in 221 regular season appearances. His 1,237 strikeouts are the most by a Red Sox left-hander.MORE IN Sports WireSAN FRANCISCO Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship. Full StoryHOUSTON Evan Gattis homered twice and Houston beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday for its 10th... Full StoryLAS VEGAS Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best... Full Story
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