Lackey looking to make history at World Series
BOSTON (WHDH) -- John Lackey is looking to become the first pitcher to win a World Series clinching game for two different teams.
As a rookie, Lackey won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series to help the Angels beat the Giants.
Major League Baseball posted an image on Instagram Tuesday showing Lackey pitching in the '02 World Series and lackey pitching in Game 2 of this series.
Lackey took the loss in Game 2 last Thursday night.
Wednesday night will be his fourth career World Series start.
Since signing with the Red Sox in 2010, Lackey has had his share of struggles.
He was one of the pitchers at the center of the chicken and beer controversy in 2011.
He missed the 2012 season after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Now, he hopes to end 2013 with a world championship.
"We’re definitely confident. We played here pretty good this season. And the place, the atmosphere is going to be great. The fans are going to be crazy. But you've still got to focus on the task at hand and executing. And just still playing baseball. We're still one win away."
Lackey will start Wednesday night on only two days rest.
He came out of the bullpen in Game 4 Sunday night, throwing 17 pitches in one inning of work during Boston's 4-2 win.