The Boston Red Sox exercised the 2014 contract option on Major League Baseball pitcher Jon Lester, winner of two World Series starts, General Manager Ben Cherington said.
The Boston Red Sox can clinch their first World Series title at home in 95 years following a 3-1 Game 5 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals and ace pitcher Adam Wainwright.
Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will be the team’s opening day starting pitcher against the Detroit Tigers on April 5, the second year in a row he had the honor.
Jon Lester got his second straight win as the Boston Red Sox defeated the American League-leading New York Yankees 4-1 and even their three-game weekend series.
"We had Jon targeted for this."
- Jon Lester on Sep 29, 2014