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Washington Nationals’ Jon Lester still winless on season, doesn’t care as long as Nats win...

Jon Lester didn’t last long in his start against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road last week in Tropicana Field, throwing 91 pitches in just 3 23 innings pitched, over which he gave up a total of just four hits and one earned run.

He did walk four batters in that outing, a season-high, and with the high pitch count, the Nationals went to the bullpen early in what ended up a 3-1 loss.

“His pitch count shot up on him,” manager Davey Martinez said. “Uncharacteristic. He was behind a lot of hitters, but I thought he battled really well.