Jon Lester to start Opening Day

Updated: March 28, 2013, 1:59 PM ET
By Rick Weber | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jon Lester will be the Opening Day starter when the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET).

"The way he was lined up, he was probably targeted all along," manager John Farrell said Wednesday, "but at the same time, we didn't want that to be a focal point. His work that was needed and the adjustments he has continued to reinforce and repeat on the mound were the priorities, and we felt like it was important to focus on ...

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