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Lester proves his reliability for Red Sox

Updated: May 5, 2010, 11:10 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There will still be nights when the Red Sox bludgeon their opponents into submission, the way they did in the series opener against the Angels.

But the way they beat the Angels on Tuesday night is the way this team will win its way back into contention in the American League East, and back into the affections of its disgruntled fan base.

Great pitching, superb defense and an opposing fielder, bewitched by the Monster, letting a fly ball fall behind him for a game-breaking ...

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