BOSTON – The Red Sox needed a win to clinch their first play-off spot since 2009. John Lackey delivered that and very nearly delivered a game for the ages, too.
BOSTON - John Lackey turned in his best start of the season, and in the process, helped the Red Sox clinch a return to the playoffs after a three-year absence.
BOSTON – Red Sox manager John Farrell has set his rotation through the weekend series against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened. It may have been this weekend’s sweep against the Yankees. Or last week’s two out of three in Tampa.