Found May 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz looked like a previous version of himself on Friday night, and one that Red Sox fans hope they can count on in the future as well. After allowing five or more runs in each of his first six starts on the season, Buchholz settled into a nice groove on Friday night and led Boston to a much-needed victory over the Indians. but...
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