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Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox ace Jon Lester shows again he’s one of the best

ST. LOUIS — The hardest task for Jon Lester on Monday night in St. Louis was trying to keep his rambunctious young son, Hudson, from speaking into the microphone in Lester’s postgame press conference.

The adorable little guy just wanted to join in the conversation about what a great outing his father had unfurled in Game 5 of the World Series to put the Red Sox one win away from going from worst to World Series-winners. The father-son tableau was fitting because Lester made cutting through the St. Louis Cardinals look like child’s play in a 3-1 win at Busch Stadium.

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