Lester's return to Fenway
Asked if hitting the game-tying home run during Lester's return made the win special, Lowell said: "It makes it a better story and I think it's kind of a nice twist. But if [Jason Varitek] had hit the tying home run, I would have been just as happy. It just adds a little flavor.
"I'm just glad his efforts didn't go to waste. It would have been a shame if we'd lost, 1-0."
(Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)