BOSTON -- Jon Lester is proving hes Bostons ace again. Matt Schaub Falcons Jersey . Lester pitched eight dominant innings, and the AL East-leading Red Sox dealt the New York Yankees wild-card hopes another blow with a 5-1 win on Saturday. The 29-year old left-hander is 6-3 since mid-July with a 2.52 ERA in 12 starts after a rough stretch midway through the season. "What hes done since the All Star break has been consistent with how hes started the season," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "A well above-average pitcher, a front-line starter and thats what Jon Lester is." Lester (14-8) was solid from the start, mixing a sharp cutter with a well-spotted, mid-90s fastball. He allowed one run and three hits, striking out five and walking two for his fourth win in six starts. Midway through the season, he went 0-4 in six starts with a 7.20 ERA. "I knew after what I went through at the middle of the year that its just a matter of time and things will take care of itself," he said. "I think anytime you take someone thats had some success, your confidence is high. When you struggle, that kind of varies from certain starts." Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino each had two hits as the surging Red Sox won for the 16th time in 19 games, and beat the Yankees for the fifth time in six meetings in just over a week. Napoli, in his first season with the Red Sox, has seen the best of Lester from the opposite side. "I remember facing him when he had his changeup, its tough because hed throw that cutter in on your hands and a changeup strike when hes just pounding you inside all the time," he said. "Hes been doing great. You can see hes confident out there. Hes just getting the ball and throwing." The Yankees lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak and fell 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the ALs second wild-card spot. The Rays play at Minnesota on Saturday night. "You have to find a way to get it done is the bottom line," New York manager Joe Girardi said of facing Lester. "Hes been throwing the ball well. He threw it well against us last time and he did it again today, but youve still got to find a way." Boston entered the day with an 8 1/2-game lead over second-place Tampa Bay. The Red Sox (91-59) improved to a season-high 32 games over .500, their best mark since the final day of their World Series championship season in 2004. Franklin Morales worked a perfect ninth. For the second time in week, Boston goes for a sweep against New York. Last weekend, the Red Sox won the initial three of a four-game set at Yankee Stadium but lost the finale. The Red Sox built a 5-1 lead against CC Sabathia (13-13) after five innings. "I felt like I was behind everybody and got into some tough counts," Sabathia said. "With a team like they have, when you get behind and in a hitters count, youre going to give up some hard-hit balls." Will Middlebrooks run-scoring grounder gave Boston a 1-0 edge in the second. Napoli singled before moving up on a walk and sacrifice. In the third, David Ortiz had an RBI double and Gomes added a run-scoring single. Sabathia then fanned the next two hitters with runners on first and third. Lester breezed through the first nine batters, holding the Yankees hitless before Curtis Granderson tripled off the centre field wall leading off the fourth. He scored on Robinson Canos bouncer to first to make it 3-1. But Victorino had a two-out RBI single in the bottom half. Sabathia went six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, walking four and striking out five. Hes 4-6 with a 6.48 ERA in his last three seasons against the Red Sox. Daniel Navas sacrifice fly increased it to it 5-1. NOTES: Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch with a sprained right thumb and is listed as day to day. 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. Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. DENVER -- Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup races next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado, as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee. The reigning Olympic downhill champion will continue to go through therapy on her knee and is not ruling out a possible return to racing in Lake Louise, Alberta, the following week, her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Friday. The Sochi Games are less than three months away and its unclear whether Vonns crash earlier this week will affect her Olympic aspirations. The four-time overall World Cup champion fell during a training run at Copper Mountain, hurting the same knee she injured in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February. She also suffered minor facial abrasions and a bruised shoulder blade, which are on the mend. On her Facebook page Friday afternoon, Vonn wrote: "Thank you all so much for your support and well wishes. It has been a very difficult few days and your positive messages have helped tremendously. Rehab is going well and I am worrking as hard as I can to race in Lake Louise in a few weeks. Mike Person Falcons Jersey. . Thank you again, Im proud to have the best fans in the world! Love, Lindsey." She then added, "PS: dont worry guys, this is only a temporary setback. Nothing will keep me from picking myself back up and continuing to fight for my dreams." Her surgeon, Dr. Bill Sterett, said that Vonn is "progressing well while not losing any of the strength she worked so hard to achieve." Vonn, who lives in Vail, was looking forward to making her season debut in Beaver Creek on a new womens course set up ahead of the 2015 world championships. Vonn knows Lake Louise quite well, though, and has been so successful there -- winning 14 times -- that its become known as "Lake Lindsey." After Lake Louise, the World Cup womens circuit swings back to Europe for super-G and giant slalom races in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Dec. 14-15. Then, its off to Courchevel, France, for a slalom event on Dec. 17. Vonn remains three wins away from matching Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proells record of 62 World Cup race victories. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '