One by one, the Orioles have exorcised their past demons this season. The curses of Yankee Stadium and Fenway were the first to go. Then, the 14 straight losing season streak was finally ended.

On Friday, the Orioles get another shot at a truly elusive target: beating Jon Lester.

Lester has tormented the Orioles for years. Since he arrived in the big leagues, Lester is 14-0 with a 2.49 ERA in 20 starts. The good news is that he hasn't beaten them lately.

In last season's final game, the one that caused tremors in Red Sox Nation, Lester was the starter. He didn't get the loss in the Orioles' dramatic win.