Lester, Red Sox blank Rays

Lester, Red Sox blank Rays

Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings, allowing only two hits with seven strikeouts Sunday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays I Game 2 of a doubleheader.

The Red Sox were a -185 favorite in the game and the four runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).

Jason Varitek drove in a pair of runs for Boston and Jason Bay hit a solo home run.

James Shields took the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in six innings.