Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Daniel Nava hit a two-run double during a four- run seventh inning to back a near-perfect Jon Lester, as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.
Lester (5-0), the last Red Sox pitcher to toss a no-hitter, retired the first 17 batters he faced before Maicer Izturis doubled down the left-field line in the sixth.
That was the lone Toronto player to reach base against the left-hander, who struck out five while hurling his third career shutout.
Shane Victorino had two hits, walked twice and scored a run for Boston, which ended a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in its last eight tilts.
Ramon Ortiz (0-1), making his first big league start since July 10, 2011, gave up one run on four hits and five walks in five full frames for the Blue Jays, who have dropped three in a row.
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