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The Red Sox will send John Lackey against Detroit hurler Doug Fister today. Jon Lester will take to the hill on Tuesday night against the 19-1 Max Scherzer. Ryan Dempster—fresh off his encouraging last start—will again start on Wednesday night against Rick Porcello. This series will be a good test of what could easily be reprieved as the American League Championship Series.
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