Francisco Rodriguez (baseball, born 1982)

Cubs' John Lackey has plenty of experience and passion to make another postseason start

Cubs' John Lackey has plenty of experience and passion to make another postseason start

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon describes the ultra-competitive John Lackey as “a cowboy when he pitches,” and as the veteran right-hander and Texas native has said many times during his 14-year big league career, this ain’t his first rodeo.

When Lackey, who turns 38 on Sunday, takes the mound for the Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday, it will be his 22nd postseason start.

Lackey has notched two World Series-clinching victories, in Game 7 as a rookie for the Angels in 2002 and Game 6 for the Boston Red Sox in 2013, and he has an 8-5 record and 3.22 earned-run average in 131 1/3 career postseason...

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