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Orioles: Lester's human after all

The Orioles have jumped all over Red Sox starter Jon Lester, who came into the game with a 12-0 lifetime record against them that is unmatched by any opposing pitcher in franchise history.

Maybe that will change today, because there already is action in the Red Sox bullpen and we're still in the bottom of the first inning. The Orioles have scored four times on four hits, a hit batsman and a wild pitch. There's a long way to go and Jake Arrieta gave up a run in the top of the first, but it's going to be hard for Lester to stay in the game long enough to win at this rate. He's closing on 30 pitches and there's only one out.

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How unusual is this? Lester faced the Orioles three times previously this year and allowed just one run in 19 innings. In his last seven starts against the Orioles, he has allowed a total of six earned runs.

Instant update: Lester just got Nolan Reimold to bounce out and end the first inning, but not before he had thrown a total of 34 pitches.

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