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With much support, Lester cruises

With his counterpart, A.J. Burnett, lacking command all night, Red Sox starter Jon Lester found an easy path to his third win in as many starts, benefiting from a five-run third inning that put the Yanks away for good.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Jeter, SS3000012.297
Pena, R, SS1110000.174
Swisher, RF4121001.306
Teixeira, 1B3000112.202
Rodriguez, Al, 3B3111011.278
Russo, 3B1000012.000
Cano, 2B4021011.353
Posada, DH4000023.274
Thames, M, LF3000011.394
Cervelli, C3000101.400
Gardner, B, CF4010022.344
Scutaro, SS3110200.283
Pedroia, 2B3210112.293
a-Hall, PH-2B1000000.214
Martinez, V, C5000004.252
Youkilis, 1B3111101.307
Drew, J, RF3121001.278
Van Every, J, RF0000000.182
Ortiz, D, DH4111012.182
Beltre, A, 3B4222011.333
Hermida, LF4123010.243
McDonald, D, CF4000032.246
a-Grounded out for Pedroia in the 8th.
HR: Swisher (7, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, Al (3, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pena, R; Cano 2; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher 5; Gardner, B.
RBI: Swisher (24), Rodriguez, Al (20), Cano (22).
2-out RBI: Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

E: Thames, M (1, fielding).

2B: Pedroia (11, Burnett, AJ), Ortiz, D (6, Burnett, AJ), Beltre, A 2 (9, Burnett, AJ, Burnett, AJ), Youkilis (9, Burnett, AJ).
HR: Hermida (4, 5th inning off Burnett, AJ, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scutaro; Hermida 5; Ortiz, D 2; Beltre, A 4; Pedroia 2; Drew, J 2; Youkilis 2.
RBI: Drew, J (19), Ortiz, D (10), Beltre, A 2 (19), Hermida 3 (19), Youkilis (16).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D; Beltre, A 2; Hermida; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald, D; Drew, J.
SF: Drew, J.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: (Pedroia-Scutaro-Youkilis).

Burnett, AJ(L, 4-1)4.19983413.40
Sanchez, Ro3.21001300.00
Lester(W, 3-2)7.04222723.71
Game Scores: Burnett, AJ , Lester .
WP: Burnett, AJ.
HBP: Thames, M (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 97-54, Sanchez, Ro 52-30, Lester 102-63, Delcarmen 31-19, Wakefield 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 5-4, Sanchez, Ro 3-4, Lester 6-4, Delcarmen 0-1, Wakefield 2-0.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 26, Sanchez, Ro 13, Lester 27, Delcarmen 6, Wakefield 3.
Ejections: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi ejected by HP umpire Tim McClelland (4th)
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 47 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 37,618.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 9, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media