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Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz pitched a two-hitter, Cody Ross hit a two-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Friday night.
Buchholz (10-3) gave up one earned run in his second complete game of the season and fifth of his career. The right-hander improved to 8-2 in 17 starts following a loss the last two years.
Ross broke a 1-1 tie with a 420-foot shot over the wall in center field off Chris Seddon (0-1) in the sixth inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera had both Cleveland hits, including his 13th homer, but the Indians had their two-game winning streak broken and lost for the 12th time in 14 games.
Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks left in the ninth after being hit in the right wrist with a pitch from Esmil Rogers.
Buchholz hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in five consecutive starts, the longest streak by a Boston starter since Tim Wakefield did it six times in a row in 2002. Buchholz didn't get a decision in three o...
BEST OF MAXIM
For a couple of weeks we've been discussing how Clay Buchholz has been morphing into the ace of the Red Sox staff. Well, consider the transformation complete. In a must-win game (let's be honest, they're all must-win at this point), with the bullpen in desperate need of some rest, Clay told everybody, "Sit down. I got this."
Clay pitched a complete game...
Clay Buchholz held up his end of the bargain on Friday night. Now it's the rest of the rotation's turn. After twirling a complete-game two-hit gem on Friday night and stopping Boston's losing streak at three games, Buchholz has now gone at least seven innings in each of his last five starts with a 1.15 ERA over that span. If even a bit of Buchholz's success rubs off...
The Red Sox had lost 3 games in a row and needed a great outing from Clay Buchholz more than ever. Buchholz did just that and once again looked like he might actually be the ace of the rotation. Buchholz not only pitched well, he pitched a complete two hit game in the win over the Tribe.
Buchholz gave up a run early when he gave up a solo HR to Asdrubal Cabrera in the 2nd...
Clay Buchholz was magnificent on Friday night staking his claim as the Red Sox number one starter
There have been very few things to be happy about as a Boston Red Sox fan this season. In fact, I can count the number of things on one hand:
The emergence of Will Middlebrooks as a legitimate MLB ready player has expedited a mini-youth movement for the Boston Red Sox. Granted, the...
Clay Buchholz continued to be the saving grace of an underperforming starting pitching staff with a 2-hit, complete game performance in a 3-2 Red Sox win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.The victory snapped a 3-game losing streak for Boston and pulled the team to within 2 games of .500.Buchholz (pictured) allowed a 1st inning home run to Asdrubal Cabrera and then allowed...
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 quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It's impossible for a pitcher to carry the load for any team, mainly because playing once every five days doesn't have quite the same impact as that of a positional player. But...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Cody Ross' sixth-inning home run against the Indians on Friday -- which proved to be the difference in a 3-2 victory -- simply confirmed what is becoming obvious: The right fielder is on a...
CLEVELAND -- No one was more impressed than Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta. He made that clear after Boston's Clay Buchholz dominated Cleveland's lineup with a two-hit complete game in the Red Sox's 3-2 victory Friday night. "That's the best game I've seen pitched against us all year and it wasn't even a shutout," Acta said. Buchholz...
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Here’s a novel idea: Rather than relying on turnarounds from erstwhile aces Josh Beckett [stats] and Jon Lester [stats], maybe the Red Sox [team stats] should just clone Clay Buchholz.
At this point, it may...
The Red Sox have found the Indians to be a finicky club over their four-game series, with Cleveland pulling out two victories despite Boston needing to make a serious move in the win column. The Red Sox will have their best chance at success on Sunday, though, as they face right-handed rookie Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10 ERA), who has made just two starts this year after being called...
5:45 p.m.: It looks like Felix Doubront is going to be shut down, but not for good. Bobby Valentine told reporters in Cleveland on Friday that the 24-year-old starter will be skipped over in the rotation for his next scheduled start, in favor of Aaron Cook. Cook hasn't started since a dominant win over the Rangers on Monday and likely won't take the hill again until next...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. After a dominant performance by Clay Buchholz that led to a much-needed victory on Friday night, the Red Sox offense couldn't get anything going against rookie Zach McAllister and the Indians...
8 a.m: Clay Buchholz did all he could and maybe some more in getting the Red Sox out of their three-game slide on Friday night. But as the day turns anew, the ball will be handed to Franklin Morales to try and keep Boston's playoff dreams alive. Morales, who seems to be a lock to be in the Sox rotation from this point forward, was impressive in his last outing on Sunday against...
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I only briefly watched the Red Sox on Wednesday. I didn’t watch them at all on Thursday and just relied on highlights and a box score to fill me in...