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Red Sox manager John Farrell pushing many of the right buttons against Tigers

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DETROIT — Decisions, decisions. That’s what it’s all about it, isn’t it?

Pushing the right buttons. Or pushing as few of the wrong buttons as possible.

Twitter was blowing up when Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to take John Lackey out of Tuesday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in the seventh inning of a 1-0 game. Yours truly tweeted, “Not sure this is the right thing here.”

But it was the right thing, even though Lackey might have pitched a brilliant rest of the seventh and a brilliant eighth.

“We thought that John had thrown his best pitches,” pitching coach Juan Nieves said. “We have complete faith in our bullpen.”

The Red Sox went on to win by that 1-0 score.

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