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Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the AL division series for the Boston Red Sox.
Manager John Farrell confirmed the rotation on Wednesday after the team's played an intersquad simulated game. John Lackey will start the second game, followed by Clay Buchholz. Jake Peavy would start a fourth game if it is necessary.
The rotation had been suspected ever since the Red Sox lined up their pitchers that way at the end of the regular season. Farrell held off making the announcement until he was sure everyone made it through Wednesday's workout OK.
Game 1 is Friday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox will play the winner of Wednesday night's wild-card game between the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays.
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BOSTON — Jon Lester had become used to the big stage. He won the Red Sox’ World Series-clinching game in 2007, and then pitched in the postseason again in 2008 and 2009. The accepted norm wasn’t if the Red Sox would make the playoffs, but rather how far they’d advance once they punched their ticket to the dance.
Lester learned a harsh reality over the next three seasons,...
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The Red Sox will open their post-season run today at 3:07 PM against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Jon Lester (15-8) will get the ball for The Carmine Hose, while lefty Matt Moore (17-4) takes the hill for the Rays. Moore shut out the Red Sox on two hits back on July 22nd. While just 24, this will be Moore's third post-season start. Lester had been on a roll until last Saturday...
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The inevitable was delayed just a few days, but what we thought we knew is now official.
Boston manager John Farrell announced the Red Sox starting rotation for the 2013 Posteason this afternoon following a intrasquad scrimmage held at Fenway Park.
Jon Lester will be on the bump for Game 1 of...
Back in February, if we told you there would be a mild controversy over the Red Sox playoff rotation, you would have laughed us right into a snow pile. What a luxury it is to be quibbling over whether Lester, Buchholz or Lackey should take the ball in Friday's ALDS Game 1. The unofficial consensus is that it will be Jon Lester who toes the rubber in the first tilt, followed by...
BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t exactly sitting around with their feet up.
Four days separate Sunday’s regular season finale and Friday’s ALDS opener. While the break presents an opportunity for the Red Sox to get some rest, the club also seems to understand the importance of staying in game mode while the Rays and Indians vie for an opportunity to play Boston in a best-of-five...
BOSTON — It was safe to assume that Jon Lester would get the nod for Game 1 of the ALDS. The only question was which pitcher would take the ball in Game 2.
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American League Division Series – Game 1Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MassachusettsWhen: Oct. 4, 3:00 PM (ET) on TBSJon Lester (15-8, 3.75) vs....
First Pitch: Friday 3:07 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 1 Matchup:
Matt Moore, LHP 2013: 17-4, 3.29 ERA
Jon Lester, LHP 2013: 15-8, 3.75 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 2-2, 3.86 ERA, 0.989 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-9, 4.30 ERA, 1.318 WHIP
2013 vs. Sox: 2...
With the regular season completed, and home field advantage now a lock for the Red Sox through the World Series - should they make it that far, of course - the team now turns its attention toward getting ready for the postseason.
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One of the biggest discussions centers around the starting rotation, something manager John...
The Boston Red Sox have some decisions to make and plenty of time to make them.
After tying for the best record in the majors, they won't play until Friday night when they host the opener of the AL division series.
They must decide whether to keep 10 or 11 pitchers for the best-of-five series. They also must finalize their rotation.
The Red Sox won't know their opponent...
t happened four times during the regular season and based on everything Red Sox manager John Farrell has been saying it will be a regular occurrence in the playoffs.
Get ready to see closer Koji Uehara for more than three outs in a save situation.
“We’re certainly willing to go more than a three-out save” Farrell said. “Hell there might be a six-out save at some point....
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The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay +126 at Boston -131, Total 7.5 - Matt Moore (17-4) | Jon Lester (15-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB
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Manager John Farrell has not been coy about his plans with Koji Uehara.
They will be relying on him for more than the normal closers three out save in the ninth inning. There have been just too many blown bridge attempts to get through the seventh and eighth innings with the game on the line this season.
It is probably...