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DaaBoTownSox
03-19-2012, 09:19 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine confirmed today that left-hander Jon Lester will make the Opening Day start for the Red Sox when they face the Tigers in Detroit on April 5. Lester will oppose reigning AL Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander.

It is the second straight Opening Day start for Lester, who took a no-decision while tossing 5 1/3 innings and allowing five runs against the Rangers last year. Lester shook off that start to post his typical strong numbers for the year, going 15-9 with a 3.47 ERA in 191 2/3 innings and 31 starts for the Sox.

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RickD
03-19-2012, 09:35 AM
Not to much of a shock here. I think this is a good move with Lester.

Mudge
03-19-2012, 09:40 AM
Not to much of a shock here. I think this is a good move with Lester.

Can't say I disagree.

DaaBoTownSox
03-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Yeah, I think it was expected by many.

yankeebiscuitfan
03-19-2012, 10:15 AM
Like the others already said: This doesn't really come as a surprise.

Matthew
03-19-2012, 10:11 PM
So Lester will be pitching the second home opener game? Going to Fenway for that game.