The real Jon Lester finally stood up yesterday, and even if it ends up being too late for the 2012 season, it's reassuring to know that a pitcher's still in there.

In what goes down easily as his most dominant outing of the season, Lester limited the Cleveland Indians to three hits and a run over six innings of a 14-1 Red Sox victory while striking out a season-high 12, which was just one off his career high.