CHICAGO (AP) Jon Lester says Adam Dunn has "stupid pop," and it was more than enough to beat the Boston left-hander Monday night.
Lester served up a three-run homer to Dunn in the first inning and took his first loss of the season when the Red Sox were beaten 6-4 by the Chicago White Sox.
"You know, it was a night where he had to battle," Boston manager John Farrell said. "He gets the two quick outs in the first inning, then after the base hit and the walk it was a 2-0 cutter that stayed in the middle of the plate to Dunn, who's been swinging the bat well of late, so we find ourselves down 3-0. Then they bunched some hits the other way."