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Jon Lester is Boston’s Opening Day starter, and he’s the pitching staff’s incumbent leader. Clay Buchholz looks equally as motivated, though, and the Red Sox really couldn’t have asked for much more out of the duo this spring. A day after Lester closed the book on his spring with another solid outing, Buchholz capped off his impressive preseason with four scoreless innings against the Twins. Buchholz walks away from this year’s Grapefruit League slate with a 0.79 ERA (two runs in 22 2/3 innings), 0.79 WHIP and .152 batting average against. Buchholz looks focused, confident, healthy and poised to rebound in 2013, which should bode well for the Red Sox, who have received tremendous pitching since the start of camp. What’s amazing is that as impressive as Buchholz’s spring numbers are, Lester’s are even better. Lester finished his spring with a 0.75 ERA (two runs in 24 innings), 0.50 WHIP and .101 batting average against. His ERA is tops among pitchers with at least 15 innings, while B...
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