Originally written May 07, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Boston's Clay Buchholz entered Monday's game against Minnesota as baseball's best pitcher so far this year. The Minnesota Twins must not have gotten the memo. Minnesota jumped on Buchholz for two runs in the first inning and eventually tagged him for four total runs the most he's allowed in seven starts this season. He also lasted just six innings, the shortest of his outings this year. As good as Buchholz has been, the 28-year-old righty was the target of accusations during his last start prior to Monday. During Buchholz's start last week against the Blue Jays, Toronto radio host Dirk Hayhurst accused Buchholz of doctoring the baseball. One day later, Toronto broadcast analyst and former Twins pitcher Jack Morris said he re-watched the game on video and came to the same conclusion. With the accusations out in the open, all eyes were certainly on Buchholz who denied the charges during Monday's start. As it turned out, Buchholz put together his roughest...
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