Wakefield pitches early to rest Schilling, Dice-K
TORONTO -- Boston manager Terry Francona wants his starting staff to be well-rested by the time the playoffs begin.
The Red Sox will pitch Tim Wakefield in the finale of the three-game series at Tampa Bay on Sunday, giving right-hander Curt Schilling four extra days of rest before his next start. Schilling will pitch against Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Boston is also giving rookie right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka
three extra days of rest before his next scheduled start, Saturday
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