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Red Sox pitching keys sweep

Beckett, Lester, Buchholz shine vs. Rays

Updated: September 14, 2009, 7:10 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson

BOSTON -- Just as the Texas Rangers were taking the field for the first time late Sunday afternoon, Jon Lester was already twirling his way through the Rays' lineup, making hitters flail at his fastball en route to an 11th straight loss.

Lester threw eight innings, gave up two hits and no runs and, remarkably, had a better pitching line than teammate Clay Buchholz, who gave up a run over seven innings against Tampa Bay in a 3-1 win in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader. The two combined for ...

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