Red Sox starter Jon Lester didn't want to come out of last night's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, even though he agreed with the decision.

Lester gave up a leadoff single to Baltimore right fielder Endy Chavez in the top of the seventh. The soft hit to left precipitated the first of two Sox bullpen meltdowns that resulted in an 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Orioles.

"Any time you come out of a game it's tough," Lester said. "But our bullpen has been great except for a little hiccup tonight.