Lester named Opening Day starter

The Red Sox made it official Wednesday morning - lefty Jon Lester will be the Opening Day starting pitcher when the Sox open against the Yankees in the Bronx on April 1. For Lester it will be his 3rd consecutive Opening Day start.

By all accounts, Lester has had a terrific spring by all accounts; in 20 innings, he's allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks while striking out 16.

The Red Sox rotation appears to be Lester, Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Felix Doubront and John Lackey.

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