CLOUD NINE
Jason Varitek of the Boston Red Sox congratulates teammate Jon Lester after Lester shutout the New York Yankees 7-0 on July 3, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Jon Stopper Blanks Yanks
Battle for Second Place Resumes Today

Thursday Bronx Box: Boston 7, New York Nothing
Globe: Finishing Kick for Sox | Shaughnessy's Take
Big Jon Locks in All-Star Spot in First Yankee Stadium Start
Not Since Pedro2000 Has a Sox Hurler Tossed a Complete-Game Shutout vs. NYY
Not Since Roger Moret Did It 35 Years Ago Has a Sox Lefty Blanked the Yanks
A Shell of His Former Self: Manny's Soft Signal Is No Sign He's Back
Breaking Out of It News: RBI Single for Tek in the 8th
Added Punch: Coco Makes an Impact in Comeback
Sac It to Me: A Little Lugo Love, Too

"Stuff-wise, I don't think it was any different." -- 7.3.08, Jon Lester on last night compared to his no-hitter


Sorry Andy, This Time Lester Was ...

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