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Bard learns tough lesson

Updated: June 11, 2010, 2:23 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- Jon Lester is on the mound with a 5-0 lead in the second inning against a team whose third baseman had made three errors in the same inning. No problem, right?

Daniel Bard had every reason to think he might have Thursday night off. This was the 104th start of Lester's career, and the left-hander had never lost a game in which he had a five-run lead.

Then the Red Sox were down by a run, down to their last strike with no one on base in the ninth. The situation may ...

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