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Jon Lester to start ALDS Game 1

Updated: October 3, 2013, 9:07 AM ET
By Tony Lee | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Wednesday what many thought for the better part of a week, naming Jon Lester as his Game 1 starter in the AL Division Series, which begins Friday at Fenway Park.

Farrell made the announcement after the team's six-inning scrimmage. John Lackey will start Game 2 and Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy, the two starters in the scrimmage, will go in Games 3 and 4, respectively.

For Lester, it will be his ninth postseason appearance and ...

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