Lackey allowed only six hits and one walk, while striking out six. He threw 108 pitches, 73 of which were strikes.
As fantastic as he was, Lackey made it a point to praise catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
“I have to give Jarrod [Saltalamacchia] a lot of credit,” Lackey said. “I thought we were on the same page, the best we’ve been since the start of the season.”
To hear what else John Lackey had to say on Red Sox Final about his performance and the growing comfort between him and his battery mate, check out the video above.