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Lackey excels despite 'personal' issues

Updated: April 8, 2010, 11:26 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- John Lackey's Red Sox debut almost didn't happen Wednesday night.

After the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-1 in 10 innings, Lackey admitted there were some personal issues he's been thinking about the last couple of days.

"Honestly, I had a lot of things on my mind today," Lackey said after having to settle for a no-decision in his first regular-season game with the Sox. "But there was definitely [some adrenaline] and some added pressure because you want to win the ...

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