Jon Lester went into Sunday's start against Cleveland tied for the second-most losses in the American League (10) and with an earned run average of 5.36, nearly two full runs higher than what his career mark had been.

"You know what? It sounds bad but there comes a point where you just need to forget about your stats and worry about trying to keep your team in the game," the lefthander said. "That's where I've kind of come to. Just keep them in the game as best I can. It's one of those deals, you just have to go pitch."