There’s always a great debate inside the Red Sox organization as to whether they should re-sign Jon Lester to one of those massive pitching contracts that can run six or seven years at $20 million per season.
There is growing evidence that the answer to that question should be yes, after Lester proved he was an ace again in Game 1 of the World Series. Pitted against St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, Lester threw 7⅔ scoreless innings to lead the Red Sox to an 8-1 win Wednesday night.
Lester, 100-56 (.641) with a 3.76 ERA in the regular season, has now thrown 13⅓ scoreless innings in his two World Series appearances. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.