Lester's journey

Boston.com
Sitting at 5-0 with a 2.38 ERA through eight starts, Lester began to struggle. He endured his first loss on July 28 against Los Angeles after giving up five earned runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Amazingly, before his condition was revealed, Lester won two of his final three starts. He ran his record to 7-2 with a 5-4 win over Los Angeles on Aug. 23.
7-2 record
Sitting at 5-0 with a 2.38 ERA through eight starts, Lester began to struggle. He endured his first loss on July 28 against Los Angeles after giving up five earned runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Amazingly, before his condition was revealed, Lester won two of his final three starts. He ran his record to 7-2 with a 5-4 win over Los Angeles on Aug. 23.
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