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Lester Tries To Hault Toronto Sweep

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jon Lester threw seven shutout innings and was backed by home runs from J.D. Drew and Victor Martinez, as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-0, to avoid getting swept.

Lester (18-8) gave up four hits, walked four and struck out four for the Red Sox, who had dropped the first two games of the series.

Shaun Marcum (12-8) allowed six runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays, who were shut out for the eighth time this season -- and third time by Boston.