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John Lackey scratched from final regular season start

Sep 29, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

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From beat reporter Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that Red Sox righty John Lackey has been scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Orioles for the purpose of rest. Boston has already secured the American League East title and the top spot in the American League playoff seeding, so there’s nothing left to gain on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Allen Webster is going to start in Lackey’s place.

Lackey, 34, will finish the 2013 regular season with a cool 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 161/40 K/BB ratio in 189 1/3 innings. The Red Sox will open their five-game ALDS this Friday at Fenway Park against the winner of the American League Wild Card Game.

  1. aceshigh11 - Sep 29, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Doesn’t matter…they’re up 5-0.

    What a season.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Okkkkkkkayyyyy…

    5-5. Maybe not.

  3. walterwhite1976 - Sep 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Who Cares. Orioles are golfing soon!

  4. badintent - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    His order of KFC and Colt 45 is on the way

    • pisano - Sep 30, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Yeah, I was wondering if he fell off the wagon, and went on another bender.

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