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Jon Lester done in by his nemesis

BALTIMORE — Every pitcher has a nemesis, and Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is one of Jon Lester’s biggest.

That situation reared its ugly head in Monday’s 2-1 Red Sox loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day at jam-packed Camden Yards when Cruz pounded a first-pitch fastball into the left-field bleachers in the seventh inning for what turned out to be the winning run.

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