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October 24, 2013

Sox played near perfect; Cards get 'wakeup call'

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Considering the stakes and stage, this might have been the finest start of Lester’s career, better than his no-hitter in May 2008 and his 2007 World Series victory.

“He’s been incredible his whole postseason career,” Red Sox lefty Andrew Miller said about Lester. “And it’s a different level. You’re facing only the best of the best at this point. Even how well we know him, it’s still impressive seeing what he’s doing here. He’s even exceeding our expectations. His stuff’s so good. I think he threw his first changeup in the seventh inning. He has good command of his fastball and cutter. That’s all he needs. It’s unfair when he adds the other pitches.”

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