Jon Lester should be in Cy Young talk

Southpaw proves himself again with a solid win against Yankees

Updated: September 25, 2010, 10:24 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- There's no denying the fact that Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has become a full-fledged ace in the majors.

As far as Red Sox pitchers -- past and present -- Lester's name and statistics can be mentioned in the same breath as modern-day aces Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens. The term "ace" is one that's tossed around too often in this game but rarely defines exactly the type of success a pitcher needs to be classified as such.

"To me, it's a guy who you're extremely ...

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