Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series for the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park. That decision came before the Tigers defeated the A’s, 3-0, Thursday night to advance to the ALCS. Detroit will start Anibal Sanchez, according to manager Jim Leyland.
The Sox starter for Sunday night’s Game 2 was not something manager John Farrell was ready to commit to until he had a chance to think more about the opponent.
“We’re undecided at this point,” Farrell said Thursday.
John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, and Jake Peavy followed Lester to the mound in the Division Series.
Of that group, Peavy had the best start against Tampa Bay and could start Sunday on his usual four days’ rest. Max Scherzer (21-3) could get the call in Game 2 for the Tigers.
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