The Red Sox have not announced their rotation for the American League Championship Series. But it’s virtually certain that Jon Lester will start Game 1 Saturday at Fenway Park against either the Athletics or Tigers.
Manager John Farrell said during on WEEI Wednesday that he would “probably lead off with Lester.” For Farrell, that’s essentially confirmation.
Lester won Game 1 of the Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing two earned runs over 7⅔ innings in a 12-2 victory.
From there, the Red Sox have a lot of options that will hinge on the opponent.
“We’ll take a look at all things once it’s determined,” Farrell said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.