Red Sox LHP Lester earns monthly award
In September, Lester went 4-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 28 strikeouts in five starts. The 24-year-old tossed 33 2/3 innings, allowing eight earned runs and 26 hits along with 13 walks.
On September 8, Lester pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, permitting six hits and three walks and tying his season high with nine strikeouts in the win.
Lester finished the 2008 season with a 16-6 record and a 3.21 ERA. He collected 152 strikeouts in 210 1/3 innings and tossed two shutouts, one of which was his no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals on May 19.