Jon Lester was better than both.
Boston’s ace outdueled Max Scherzer and retired Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded as the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night in a well-played game between two division leaders.
It ended the Tigers’ right-hander’s chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a 20-1 record.
“We all know who we’re facing tonight and what he’s done this season,” Lester said, “but I can’t worry about Max Scherzer. I have to worry about the other nine guys in the lineup.”