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Martinez will face Hudson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez will start for the
Boston on Wednesday in Game 1 of their playoff opener
against the Athletics.

Red Sox manager Grady Little announced the move before Boston
played at Tampa Bay on Friday night. The Red Sox clinched the AL wild card Thursday night.

"What we've got locked in right now is that Pedro Martinez is
going to pitch the first game," Little said.

Tim Hudson is slated to pitch Game 1 for Oakland. Barry Zito is likely to pitch Game 2, followed by left-hander Ted Lilly.

Little said his Game 2 starter might not be announced until
after the first game against the Athletics. The manager has not
ruled out several options, including a three-man rotation and
pitching Martinez on three days' rest.

"That's just a possibility," Little said. "It's far from
being reality."