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41 John Lackey SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/235 | Birthdate: 10/23/1978 | Birthplace: Abilene, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: Grayson County College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $15,950,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/62 | Average Draft Position: 190.52
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John Lackey picks up a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey struggled with his control Friday against the Astros.

Despite the control issues, Lackey only gave up two runs. He went six innings, giving up four hits. Lackey issued five walks during the outing and struck out three. Lackey was cruising until the fourth, when he allowed an RBI single. After a scoreless fifth inning, Lackey gave up a solo home run to Chris Carter in the sixth. 

With the win, Lackey moves to 10-6 on the year. His next start should come shortly after the All-Star break. 


Report: John Lackey drawing 'lots' of trade interest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey is drawing "lots" of trade interest, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Lackey is 9-6 with a 3.84 ERA in 18 starts, but he is 1-2 with a 10.29 ERA in his last three starts.

John Lackey strikes out 11 in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey took a loss Saturday, giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out 11 in his team's 7-4 defeat against the Orioles in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.

Lackey (9-6) surrendered home runs in the fourth and fifth inning to accout for three of his runs, and he was charged with two more during a four-run sixth. The 11 strikeouts match his highest total of the season. Lackey owns a 3.84 ERA and 106:23 K:BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings. His next start is yet to be scheduled, but it should come Thursday or Friday.


John Lackey picks up win Sunday vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey earned a win Sunday after giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk in five innings while striking out two in his team's 8-5 victory over the Yankees.

Lackey (9-5) gave up a run in the third, two solo home runs in the fourth and two more runs in the fifth inning, but he was able to pick up a win on a night where the Red Sox offense took the lead in the second inning and never relinquished it. Lackey has had a rough two-start stretch, but he still owns a 3.62 ERA and 95:22 K:BB ratio in 112 innings. He'll match up with the Orioles Saturday.


John Lackey rocked for seven runs in loss Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey was hammered in a loss Monday, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 12-3 defeat against the Mariners.

Lackey (8-5) was coming off a complete-game shutout, and the seven runs were just one fewer than the Boston starter had allowed in his previous six starts combined. Even with the ugly outing, Lackey owns a 3.45 ERA and 93:21 K:BB ratio in 107 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.


John Lackey fails to get rewarded for nine scoreless innings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey turned in one of his best starts of the season Wednesday vs. Minnesota, tossing nine scoreless innings. However, he was locked in a pitcher's duel with Kyle Gibson all afternoon and walked away with a no-decision, as Boston would eventually win 2-1 in 10 innings.

Lackey allowed just three hits and one walk. He gave up singles to Chris Parmelee in the second and fifth innings, a single to Eduardo Escobar in the eighth inning and a walk to Brian Dozier in the ninth. He also struck out nine batters, which is the fourth time this season he struck out at least nine.

Lackey, who lowered his ERA to 2.96, will be back on the hill Monday at Seattle. Lackey is 3-2 with a 3.24 ERA in six road starts.


John Lackey keep rolling in win over Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Red Sox starter John Lackey kept rolling on Friday against the Indians, improving to 8-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 6 2/3 innings of a 10-3 defeat.

Lackey has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. He owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP through 14 starts (94 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Minnesota.

John Lackey goes eight strong in win over Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Red Sox starter John Lackey went eight innings strong for the win Sunday night against the Tigers in Detroit. The right-hander yielded three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over eight innings of a 5-3 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 29 1/3 innings, Lackey has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.18 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP through 13 starts (87 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against Cleveland. He is 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA in seven starts at Fenway Park.

John Lackey goes the distance in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Red Sox starter John Lackey went the distance on Monday against the Indians in a losing effort, dropping to 6-4 on the year.

Lackey scattered three runs on eight hits in eight innings of a 3-2 defeat. He struck out three and walked two in 96 pitches, 63 for strikes. His ERA now stands at 3.28. Over his last three starts covering 21 1/3 innings, Lackey has allowed only three earned runs.

Following the road loss, Lackey will look to get back in the win column Sunday at Detroit.

John Lackey overpowers Braves in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Red Sox starter John Lackey was dominant over six-plus innings of work Wednesday, in a 4-0 win over the Braves.

Lackey worked into the seventh inning with a shutout for the second start in a row, finishing with 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He scattered eight this throughout the outing, and did not walk a single batter, while striking out nine.

Lackey is now 6-3 on the season, with a 3.27 ERA in 11 starts. He will go for win No. 7 in his next outing Monday against the Indians. 


John Lackey twirls a gem in a no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey bounced back with a dominant outing on Friday, but was not backed by any run support in a no-decision against the Rays in Tampa. The right-hander yielded five hits and one walk while striking out three in seven innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Over his last six starts covering 41 1/3 innings, Lackey has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 3.58 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 59:14 K:BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Atlanta. He is 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA in six starts at Fenway Park.

John Lackey's winning streak ends vs. Tigers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey saw his string of strong starts come to an end Saturday, as the Tigers jumped on him in a 6-1 loss.

Lackey dropped his first decision in five trips to the mound Saturday, and he was unable to finish the sixth inning for the first time in as many. He was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits and a pair of walks, while allowing one home run. He also struck out four batters on 96 pitches in the loss.

Lackey fell to 5-3 with the loss, ending a three-decision winning streak. He has a 4.01 ERA heading into his next start, set for Friday against the Rays.


John Lackey Ks nine for win No. 5 Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (5-2) posted his fourth straight quality start and took the win on Sunday against the Rangers. The right-hander permitted two earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out nine in a 5-2 win.

Since losing back-to-back starts on April 18, Lackey is 3-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last five starts. He will look to keep things rolling on Saturday at home against Detroit. He is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in five starts at home this season.

John Lackey stays sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey tossed a quality start on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to factor into the decision in a 3-2 loss to the A's in extras. The right-hander permitted two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings pitched.

Lackey tossed 107 pitches, 70 for strikes, improving his ERA to 3.72 through his first seven starts. Over his last three starts covering 25 innings, Lackey has allowed only five earned runs. He'll look to make his next start Sunday at Texas.

John Lackey wins with eight strong innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey went eight innings for the second start in a row Tuesday, in a 7-4 win over the Rays.

Lackey limited the Ray to two runs in his eight innings of work, after tossing eight one-run innings in his last game. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out six and throwing 74 of 112 pitches for strikes.

Lackey is now 4-2 on the season following two straight wins. He carries a 3.83 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Sunday against the Athletics. 


John Lackey strikes out 11 in gem Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on seven hits in eight innings while striking out 11 and walking none in his team's 5-1 win over the Yankees.

Lackey (3-2) threw 84 strikes in his 111 pitches, and the only run the Yankees were able to scratch out was on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He owns a 4.22 ERA and 34:7 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. Lackey's next opponent will be the Rays at home Tuesday.


John Lackey roughed up again on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey continued to struggle Friday, as he was charged with his second straight loss in his team's 8-4 defeat to the Orioles. The right-hander permitted six runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Lackey has allowed six runs in each of his last two starts. His ERA has ballooned from 1.38 to 5.25 over that span. He will look to get back on track Wednesday at home against the Yankees. He allowed four home runs against the Yankees his last time out.

John Lackey done in by long ball Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey served up four home runs while surrendering six earned runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings and striking out six in his team's 7-4 loss to the Yankees Saturday.

Lackey (2-1) gave up a two-run home run in the first inning and two solo homers in the fourth. He then surrendered another two-run home run in the sixth inning followed by another two hits before being lifted with two outs. It was the first poor start of the season for Lackey, who owns a 3.86 ERA and 17:3 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings. He'll square off against the Orioles Saturday.


John Lackey delivers seven strong innings vs. Rangers Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Red Sox pitcher John Lackey allowed just one unearned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out five in Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

The Rangers scored a run in the fourth inning on a sacrfice fly after a passed ball put two runners in scoring position, but Lackey (2-0) was able to stifle any other scoring opportunities during the outing. He owns a 1.38 ERA and 11:3 K:BB ratio going into Saturday's game in New York against the Yankees.


Lone mistake not enough to down John Lackey


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey got his season started on the right foot, as he came out on top in his season debut against the Orioles Wednesday.

Lackey really only made one mistake in the game, allowing a two-run home run in the fourth inning. That was all the Orioles would manage off him, as he was charged with two runs on three hits and a walk in six innings in a 6-2 win. He also struck out six batters, while throwing 68 of 90 pitches for strikes.

Lackey bounced back from some subpar seasons a year ago, finishing with a 3.52 ERA in 189 1/3 innings of work. He will likely make his next start Monday against the Rangers. 


John Lackey looks sharp in Grapefruit League finale


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Red Sox starter John Lackey appeared to be in mid-season form in his final Grapefruit League start on Thursday, striking out six over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-1 win over the Twins.

Lackey finished the spring with a 9.49 ERA and 11:2 K:BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings.

John Lackey rocked again, this time by Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Red Sox veteran starter John Lackey continued to struggle this spring as he works on a cutter. His ERA rose to 9.49 when he gave up five runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the top Atlanta lineup. The 35-year-old has yielded 10 runs on 16 hits in his last 9 2/3 innings.

Lackey rebounded from three years of struggles and Tommy John surgery to compile a 3.52 ERA in 2013, but his age and injury past remain a concern.


John Lackey picks up spring win despite rough outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey was roughed up in his second spring start Monday against the Cardinals, but still earned the win as Boston won 10-5. The veteran right-handed pitcher allowed five runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three in five innings.

Lackey (1-0) kept St. Louis off the scoreboard for two innings before Daniel Descalso doubled home a pair of runs in the second inning. The Cardinals added three more runs in the third on a two-run double from Pete Kozma and an RBI single from Kolten Wong.

Lackey has a 9.39 ERA through two spring starts.


John Lackey surrenders three runs in spring debut Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Making his spring debut Tuesday, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey allowed three earned runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 5-4 loss to the Marlins.

Lackey is beginning Grapefruit League action late but has already been announced as the team's No. 2 starter to open the season.


Red Sox announce expected rotation alignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Monday his expected rotation alignment for the start of the season. Farrell announced Jon Lester will top the rotation, and he will be followed up John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Clay Buchholz.

Farrell added Brandon Workman, Chris Capuano and Allen Webster will continue to be stretched out this spring in order to keep their innings up.