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Jon Lester ‘fine’ after injury scare

A new windup brought a marked improvement for Jon Lester. And he did it against the white-hot Toronto Blue Jays to boot.

But Lester, who had been lacking sharpness over the last month, also gave everyone a scare in the eighth inning Thursday night when he had to leave after slipping off the mound while delivering a pitch to Blue Jays second baseman Emilio Bonifacio.

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