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Red Sox rework rotation following postponement of finale with Rays

07.25.13 at 8:47 pm ET
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The rain started to come down around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and the participating parties at Fenway Park didn’t feel like sticking around waiting for it to stop. As a result, the Red Sox and Rays will make up the game — Tampa Bay’s last in Boston during the 2013 regular season — Monday at 6:10 p.m.

The Red Sox are using the postponement as an opportunity to re-work their rotation, which will be as follows for the next five games:

Friday – John Lackey at Orioles

Saturday – Ryan Dempster at Orioles

Sunday – Jon Lester at Orioles

Monday - Felix Doubront vs. Rays

Tuesday – Brandon Workman vs. Mariners

The decision to change the order was in part to “[keep] four of the five guys on their normal turn despite John and Ryan getting an extra day,” manager John Farrell said. “It just felt like with Lester and Doubront in those slots, it felt like it was the way to go.”

Other Red Sox notes:

– With Workman pushed back to Tuesday, the rookie right-hander will be available out of the bullpen Friday and Saturday against the Orioles, according to Farrell.

– Having lost two out of three to the Rays this week, the Red Sox dropped their first home series in the last 10. That streak dated back to the May 10-12 matchups with the Blue Jays.

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