Jon Lester's first half ended as fruitlessly for the Red Sox as it began. With a loss.



Sunday night in the first-half finale against the Yankees at Fenway Park, Lester lasted just 4 1/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks with six strikeouts. He took the loss, as the Sox fell to the Yankees, 7-3. Lester's record fell to 5-6 while his ERA rose to 4.49.