05/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jon Lester Pitches No-Hitter

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester pitched a no-hitter tonight against the Kansas City Royals. This awesome feat is just another in a long line of accomplishments for Lester, who overcame cancer to pitch in the World Series last year (from AP):

The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the World Series clincher for the Boston Red Sox last fall, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season.

"Really, words can't describe it right now," Lester said.

Lester (3-2) allowed just two baserunners, walking Billy Butler in the second inning and Esteban German to open the ninth.

Lester struck out nine, fanning Alberto Callaspo to end the game before pumping both fists in the air. It was Lester's first major league complete game, and what a way to do it.

The Boston Globe has a nice write-up of Lester's no-hitter.

Check out the lifetime stats of Jon Lester from ESPN.

Here's a list of Major League Baseball no-hitters.