WATCHING 23-YEAR-OLD JON LESTER PITCH in his first big league start since being treated for cancer wasn’t as interesting as watching his parents watching their 23-year-old son pitch in his first big league start since being treated for cancer:
In the third, Sizemore connected for a two-run homer off Lester, who was in trouble again in the fourth.
The Indians loaded the bases with one out but Lester broke Josh Barfield’s bat on a comebacker that he bobbled before throwing home to force Garko. With Sizemore back up, Lester’s mom, Kathie, couldn’t watch as her son battled Cleveland’s leadoff hitter.
When Lester finally blew a fastball past Sizemore for strike three to end the threat, his father, John, and Kathie jumped up and pumped their fists in celebration. However, she quickly sat back down and resumed her doubled-up position, seemingly afraid to watch anymore.