BOSTON – Manager John Farrell changed his starting rotation for the remainder of the regular season. John Lackey will start Tuesday at Colorado, with Jake Peavy getting bumped to Wednesday.
The Sports Tonight crew discusses the Red Sox playoff rotation and debates whether John Lackey has (assuming Jon Lester takes the No. 1 spot) earned the second spot in the rotation.
On Thursday night, the Red Sox clinched their first playoff spot since 2009, and did so with John Lackey on the mound, delivering a brilliant two-hit, complete-game effort.
BOSTON – With their 3-1 victory over the Orioles at Fenway Park Thursday night, the Red Sox clinched their first playoff berth since 2009.