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Red Sox manager Terry Francona has announced his starting rotation when the team breaks camp for the regular season. There are no big surprises, as Josh Beckett will be the 'ace' of the staff, leading off. Dice K Matsuzaka simplified things by needing extra time to prepare for the 2010 season, making the number five spot an easy choice for Francona. The Sox will start the season with Beckett facing the Yankees on opening day, followed by Jon Lester in game two and John Lackey in game three. Tim Wakefield will get the nod in game four, against the Royals, with Beckett returning on five days rest to pitch the seasons fifth game, the second against the Royals. Clay Buchholz will then become the team's fifth starter when he makes his 2010 debut in game six, against the Royals. Lester will then ...

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