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Jon Lester lined up for Game 1 of ALDS for Red Sox

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Red Sox manager John Farrell declined to name his rotation for the American League Division Series. But he did reveal that Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy would pitch in the intrasquad game at Fenway Park Wednesday afternoon.

“You can deduct from that what you wish,” he said.

In that case, feel free to assume that Jon Lester will start Game 1 Friday, with John Lackey following in Game 2 Saturday. Then Buchholz and Peavy will follow.

The Red Sox will not know their opponent until Wednesday night when Cleveland hosts Tampa Bay in the AL wild-card game. But how their rotation lines up is not contingent on the opposition.

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