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Lester to start Sox opener

Jon Lester couldn’t beat the Atlanta Braves in yesterday’s exhibition. But that was about the only bad news the young lefty heard all day.  

Jon Lester couldn’t beat the Atlanta Braves in yesterday’s exhibition. But that was about the only bad news the young lefty heard all day.

The 27-year-old hurler, fresh off the best season of his career, was named the Red Sox’ opening day starter by Terry Francona.

April 1 will be the first time Lester toes the mound in the team’s first game.

“The talent and experience we have in this rotation, you can flip a coin,” Lester told reporters after hearing of the honor. “Anybody is worthy.”

 
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