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Jon Lester gets Game 1 start, John Lackey in Game 2 for Red Sox

10.02.13 at 5:19 pm ET
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In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Salk & Holley, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the team’s starting rotation for the American League Division Series.

Game 1: Jon Lester

Game 2: John Lackey

Game 3: Clay Buchholz

Game 4 (if necessary): Jake Peavy

Game 5 (if necessary): Jon Lester

Farrell had said for the last few weeks that he had a pretty good idea who his Game 1 starter would be, but that he wasn’t ready to announce it in case something changed.

On Sunday, WEEI.com’s Alex Speier reported that Buchholz and Peavy would be pitching in Wednesday’s simulated game, indicating that Lester and Lackey would start Games 1 and 2.

Farrell confirmed that Lackey’s home-road splits were taken into account. Lackey went 6-3 with a 2.47 ERA and 1.03 WHIP at home this season, but he was just 4-10 with a 4.48 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the road.

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