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The Red Sox’ impressive series wins over the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees last week have given Boston a solid cushion for the No. 1 seed in the American League playoffs. If that were to hold, the Sox would play the one-game Wild Card winner in the ALDS, making the three-game series in St. Petersburg starting Tuesday night a potential playoff preview with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rays enter the week in sole possession of the second wild card spot, with the Orioles and Indians trailing Tampa Bay by 1 1/2 games, but Tampa Bay is slumping at the wrong time. The Rays lost their past four series, and they have fallen in 11 of their last 15 games. Star third baseman Evan Longoria is hitting just .176 with two extra-base hits in that span. But a vast majority of those past 15 games were on the road, and Tampa Bay has the AL’s best home record at 44-26.
Even with ace Clay Buchholz back from the disabled list and set to start Tuesday’s opener, the Sox are +135 Bovada underdogs for that ...
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Clay Buchholz is back tonight. He of the hot wife and hair that looks like the alien symbiote Spider-Man costume will be returning to the mound for the first time since he ate some bad grapes or whatever the hell put him out of commission back in early June.
Will he be the same? Coming out there and hurling fire and beefing up his 9-0 record? Folks, we’ll be lucky if he remembers...
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"I said it from Jump Street, I’m not going to go out there and do something that’s going to cost me the rest of the season. I want to be 100 percent the next time I get on a mound, so that’s what I’m...
Clay Buchholz' long nightmare is over.
After missing three months with a shoulder injury that seemed like it would never heal Buchholz is slated to start Tuesday night's series opener against the Rays in St. Petersburg Fla. As one final tuneup he threw a bullpen session here today.
"Mentally I'm ready" Buchholz said. "I think that's what everyone...
The Boston Red Sox have the American League East well in hand as they lead by 7.5 games with 17 left to play. Now, it is time to prepare for October, and their starting rotation is about to get a huge boost. MLB.com's Ian Browne reports that the Red Sox have activated starting pitcher Clay Buchholz and will start him against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night in St. Petersburg...
Ninety-four days is a long time.
That’s how long the Red Sox waited from the time Clay Buchholz walked off the mound at Fenway Park on June 8 to when he returned to it Tuesday night.
Buchholz’s three-month journey back from shoulder and neck injuries was debated and dissected ad nauseam among media members and everyday fans alike, but most agreed that for Red Sox to make a run...
Since Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz had not thrown a pitch of any importance in 94 days, expectations for Tuesday's return against the Rays were a bit tempered. After shutting down Tampa for five innings, Buchholz appears back.
The Buchholz watch is officially over.
"Longest 94 days of my career? Yeah, probably so," Buchholz said...
Clay Buchholz allowed three hits over five innings in his first start since early June and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Buchholz (10-0), sidelined by a strained neck, hadn't pitched in the majors since beating the Los Angeles Angels on June 8. The right-hander, who made three rehab starts in the minors, struck out Jose Molina...
The one positive for Clay Buchholz to take away from his prolonged absence with a neck strain was, at least he stayed undefeated.
Buchholz would surely much rather try his luck on the mound, as he will Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, than watch from afar, as he has for the past 94 days. He will take the mound for the first time since June 8 looking to help the Red Sox extend their...
Clay Buchholz was on the disabled list for a large stretch of the season, but the Boston Red Sox starting pitcher was looking like a Cy Young contender until a shoulder/neck injury derailed him in June. Buchholz started the season 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA, and was one of the finest pitchers in the American […]
Four Red Sox pitchers combined for a 2-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at the Trop. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKoji Uehara came in for a rare four-out save, but what wasn't rare was his dismantling of the Rays lineup.
Up 2-0 in the 8th, John Farrell hoped to get a clean inning out of Junichi Tazawa, but a two-out double by Yunel Escobar caused him to change his plan. He went to Koji...
Clay Buchholz looked like a solid candidate for this year's AL Cy Young Award until he missed three months with a strained neck.
Last year's winner, David Price, has hardly looked like one at all.
Buchholz will make his return for the Red Sox on Tuesday night as he opposes Price and a Tampa Bay Rays team struggling offensively as it tries to hang on to a wild-card spot...
Perhaps John Farrell merely was trying to diminish expectations. More likely he really didn’t know what to expect.
Regardless this is what the Red Sox manager said Sunday in anticipation of Clay Buchholz’ return to the mound tonight: “We really can’t expect that he’d come back and pitch to the form that led him to a 1.70 ERA and the record that he has. We’re hopeful...
In what could the biggest series of the season for the Boston Red Sox in order to come closer to clinching the AL East, the team will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays for a crucial three game set. The Boston lead in the AL East is currently seven and a half games entering Tuesday and the Red Sox would wrap up the division possibly by the end of next weekend after their...
Welcome to this week’s edition of the “Fab Five,” our look at the best five teams in baseball and where they stand with only a few weeks remaining in the 2013 regular-season. Surprisingly, only the National League Central winner has yet to be decided, despite the fact that
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The Red Sox have packed...