Sox Name Playoff Rotation Against Rays 10/3/13
BOSTON - Boston manager John Farrell says Jon Lester will get the start in the ALDS playoff opener Friday against Tampa Bay. John Lackey will start the second game in the best-of-five series, followed by Clay Buchholz (BUHK'-ohlts). Jake Peavy would start a fourth game if it is necessary.
The Red Sox will pay tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings when the AL division series opens at Fenway Park on Friday with a giant "B Strong" logo mowed into the grass in center field. The logo matches the patch the team has worn since the April 15 explosions that killed three and wounded hundreds more.