DENVER -- Whether or not Red Sox manager John Farrell knows what his rotation will be for the American League Division Series, which will start on Oct. 4 at Fenway Park, he is not ready to announce it yet.
Instead, Farrell will make sure each of his starters get through their final turns in the rotation without any hitches.
"We'll probably wait until we get through the weekend and then we have our discussions a little bit more in depth," Farrell said.
Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and John Lackey are starting the final three regular-season games.
Given the way Lester has pitched down the stretch, he would seem to be the most likely choice for Game 1.
Lackey's numbers are far better at home (6-3, 2.47 ERA) than on the road (4-9, 4.39 ERA), which could lead to Farrell giving him the ball in Game 2.
Buchholz and Jake Peavy would probably pitch Games 3 and 4 in that order.
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