Red Sox name Jon Lester as Opening Day starter

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Boston announced that Jon Lester will start on Opening Day, making it the third straight season that he’ll get the Game 1 assignment.

Lester is coming off his worst season, going 9-14 with a 4.82 ERA after four straight years with an ERA under 3.50, but he’s looked very good all spring with a 0.90 ERA in five starts.

He’ll face CC Sabathia and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon. Lester is 9-4 with a 4.10 ERA in 22 career starts versus New York.