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Lester seems to have shaken April blues

Updated: April 29, 2010, 1:36 PM ET
By Allan Ryan | Special to ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- Before Wednesday's game, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona was, once again, talking up his, thus far, spotty rotation.

He'd be vastly entitled, given the track record of the guys in question.

But still, this would be a rotation with the combined ERA of 5.27, 13th in the AL, better only than the Tigers' 5.56. And this was after Clay Buchholz's Tuesday night nugget in a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.

And, of course, before the Sox rode seven innings of powerful 11-strikeout, ...

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