Pedro Ciriaco put Boston ahead with a two-run double in the seventh inning, Jon Lester had his third straight solid start and the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Jon Lester struck out 12 over six innings for his first win in six weeks and the Red Sox cranked out 16 hits in routing the Cleveland Indians 14-1 Sunday to salvage a four-game split.
Samuel Deduno allowed two hits in six innings in his third straight strong performance and the Minnesota Twins spoiled a rare solid outing by Jon Lester and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Thursday night.
Jon Lester rocked as Red Sox lose, 15-7.
3 home runs lift Rays to win
Lester scatters 8 hits in complete game
Red Sox woes continue
Rangers power play beats Boston
Sox lose 4-3 to Rays.
Suddenly, the Red Sox are in a race.