The Red Sox shifted their rotation for the American League Championship Series and will have Clay Buchholz start Game 2 instead of John Lackey.
Lackey was pushed back to Game 3 and Jake Peavy will start Game 4.
“We felt like with Clay falling in behind [Jon Lester], it gives us a contrast of style. And that would be the case with John Lackey as well,” Sox manager John Farrell said Friday.
“I thought Clay threw the ball well in his start down in Tampa. That’s not to say John Lackey’s outing here was less than [that]. He pitched us to a win against Tampa in Game 2. But with the rotation going forward the first two days, we feel good about where we are.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.