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Lester pitches well as Boston beats Toronto 3-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six strong innings in his fifth spring start, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Toronto Blue Jays split-squad 3-2 on Friday.

Lester allowed two unearned runs and six hits, struck out five and walked two. Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez finished up with a scoreless inning apiece.

Brett Cecil tossed five scoreless innings for Toronto in his first spring start. He yielded two hits, struck out four and walked one.

Boston scored three runs in the ninth inning.