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Red Sox waste Lester's best

Ace strikes out 13, but offense falls flat once again in 5-1 loss to Mariners

Updated: July 25, 2010, 2:05 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

SEATTLE -- Another strong pitching performance for the Boston Red Sox was wasted due to a lack of offense, which is becoming a theme of late. If Boston expects to have any chance of staying alive in the AL East, something needs to change.

Fast.

Red Sox ace Jon Lester was outstanding, retiring the first 16 batters he faced but ultimately taking the loss as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Red Sox 5-1 Saturday night at Safeco Field. It was a stunning turn of events for the left-handed ...

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