There are two ways to look at tonight's game.
Way #1: John Lester brilliant through eight, Papelbon his usual self. A brilliant pitching performance--a combined one hit and another much-needed win.
Way #2: After that pounding by the A's, two nail-biters in a row against the worst team in the American League. In this second game, one measly run against Brandon Duckworth and the worst bullpen in the American League.
All depends on if you're a glass half-empty or half-full person, I suppose.