Jon Lester, Chris Capuano turn in solid outings against Phillies

Rob Bradford
March 15, 2014 - 5:50 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jon Lester was impressive in his second Grapefruit League appearance, striking out five and allowing one run over four innings against the Phillies, Saturday night at JetBlue Park. Lester's only miscue came in the first inning when former Red Sox Marlon Byrd blooped an RBI double down the left field line, scoring Ben Revere. The lefty'€™s appearance -- in what turned out to be a 4-1 Red Sox loss -- comes after a three-inning, one-hit outing against Tampa Bay. Also turning in a standout outing for the Red Sox was reliever Chris Capuano, who pitched three perfect innings, striking out one while getting seven ground outs. Reliever Burke Badenhop ran into some trouble in the fifth, allowing three runs on four hits (although few were hard hit). Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee was stellar, throwing five shutout innings. Dustin Pedroia and Grady Sizemore were the only Red Sox to claim hits off Lee. Jonny Gomes came away with the Sox' offensive highlight, hitting a mammoth homer over the left field wall in the seventh inning.