Rick Porcello’s next start will be far from an ordinary outing for the veteran right-hander.

Porcello is slated to throw the first pitch in Major League Baseball’s inaugural game in London on Saturday when the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees open a two-game series. The 2016 American League Cy Young winner will cherish the moment, but he’s not losing sight of the important matter at hand.

To hear Porcello discuss the upcoming London series with NESN’s Tom Caron, check out the video above from “Red Sox First Pitch,” presented by Men’s Wearhouse.

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