Lester would morph into the team’s ace, and in 2008 he went 16-6 with a no-hitter. The left-hander, who had overcome Lymphoma years earlier, was awarded the Hutch Award for his perseverance and dedication to the game.
He would remain a top-level pitcher, winning at least 15 Games in three of his next four seasons, and had 225 Strikeouts in both 2009 and 2010. The latte was his best season as a member of the Red Sox. He would post a 19-9 record and was fourth in Cy Young voting. He was named an All-Star this season, and would again in 2011 and 2014. Lester had a more active role in the Red Sox playoffs, culminating in another World Series Championship in 2013.Lester would go to another All-Star Game in 2014, but he was traded at the deadline to the Oakland A’s. Lester went 110-63 with 1,386 Strikeouts with Boston.