CHICAGO -- Jon Lester failed in his attempt to become the first Red Sox' left-handed pitcher to win 20 games since Mel Parnell accomplished the feat in 1953, giving up eight runs on nine hits over four innings against the White Sox, Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The end result of the outing was an 8-2 loss for the Red Sox in their series finale against the White Sox.
Lester, who would have been the Red Sox' first 20-game winner (and 28th overall) since Josh Beckett (2007), succumbed to a grand slam by Paul Konkero in the fourth inning, and a Dayan Viciedo two-run shot in the fifth. Lester finishes the season at 19-9 with a 3.25 ERA. He left the game with the Red Sox carrying a six-run deficit.
The Red Sox' offense was supplied by Victor Martinez, who launched a two-run homer to left field, scoring Marco Scutaro in the third inning, giving the visitors a one-run lead at the time.
The cap that former Red Sox lefty Bill Lee wore in his recent appearance for the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League will be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lee, 63, became the oldest person to pitch in and win a minor league game on Sept. 5 when he beat the Worcester Tornadoes 7-3. Lee is the third-winningest lefty in Red Sox history and pitched 14 seasons in the majors from 1969-82.
After exntensive collective bargaining between the Players Association and Major League Baseball, the MLBPA announced that it has approved an agreement that will modify certain aspects of the free agent system for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 offseasons. Among its provisions are the following substantive changes to the operation of the free agent market that will be effective for the 2010 and 2011 offseasons:
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