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John Lackey relishing October again

DETROIT — One of the reasons the Red Sox signed John Lackey to a five-year contract before the 2010 season was his experience in the postseason.

Lackey started 12 postseason games for the Los Angeles Angels from 2002-09, four of them in the American League Championship Series. The Angels were October regulars and Lackey was always near the top of their rotation.

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