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Jon Lester has uplifting performance

Left-hander keeps Red Sox in first, shows he can still be on top of his game

Updated: July 24, 2013, 6:51 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A scout from another big-league team was still raving Tuesday about Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore's command performance the night before against the Red Sox.

"If that's the way he's going to be the rest of the season, forget about it," the scout said of Moore's two-hit shutout. "If he's even 80 percent of that, forget it."

No one expected Jon Lester to match Moore, who at 24 and in his second full season in the big leagues is threatening the reign of teammate David Price, ...

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