BOSTON — Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Red Sox, who can complete a sweep of the four-game series today in the annual Patriots' Day game.
Dustin Pedroia and Mike Lowell had run-scoring singles for Boston.
Koji Uehara (2-1) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings for the Orioles, who lost their fourth consecutive game.
Lester (1-2), who had given up 11 runs in 12 innings in his first two starts, held the Orioles to four singles and struck out nine.