Jon Lester threw 122 pitches for the Red Sox Saturday night, eight shy of his career high. Josh Beckett threw 126 pitches Sunday, matching his career high in a 4-1 loss against the White Sox.

If that seems unusual, that's because it was. The Red Sox haven't had two starters throw that many pitches in consecutive games since a doubleheader in Cleveland in 1998 when Pedro Martinez threw 127 pitches in the first game and Tim Wakefield 124 in the second.