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Jon Lester pitches 1-hitter, Red Sox snap 3-game losing streak with 5-0 win over Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, left, misses the ball after a throwing error by teammate Ramon Ortiz on a pickoff attempt at first base on Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, right, in the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 10, 2013 - 7:10 PM

BOSTON - Jon Lester pitched a one-hitter Friday night, allowing only Maicer Izturis' two-out double in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Just nine days shy of the fifth anniversary of his no-hitter, the left-hander retired the first 17 batters before Izturis lined a clean double several feet over the outstretched arm of third baseman Will Middlebrooks that landed just inside the foul line. Lester then ended the inning by striking out pinch hitter Adam Lind.

Lester (5-0) allowed just one of the remaining nine batters to hit the ball out of the infield and finished with five strikeouts.

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