Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 8/17/12
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I'm going to have to be brief this morning as I'm sitting in the terminal at Bradley International Airport.

As of late, whenever the Boston Red Sox have needed a big game from a starting pitcher, Clay Buchholz has stepped up and now looks like the true leader of the staff. Despite a rough start, he settled down and the offense picked him up in a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to salvage the finale of the three-game set.

Buchholz allowed two runs in the 1st and one in the 2nd inning. If not for a great throw from Cody Ross it might have been two runs. After that though, Buchholz settled into a groove. He also became the 43rd pitcher to throw nine pitches in an inning and striking out the side.

I do apologize that I can't say more because I've got a lot to say. I guess it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

We'll be back later with today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day. So for now, let's take at look at the overnight links from the media by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page.

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Sox get down to brass tacks in win [boston globe]

Some close inspection and introspection [boston globe]

Valentine swings Ellsbury over to DH spot [boston globe]

Dustin Pedroia, Sox salvage one [boston herald]

Little suspense in weekend series at NY [boston herald]

Larry Lucchino acknowledges 'hits' [boston herald]

Jon Lester, Sox brass ponder if woes will keep talent away [boston herald]

Brian Johnson hit on mound [boston herald]

Who will want to be a Red Sox after all of this? [rob bradford - weei.com]

Red Sox Still Have Plenty of Questions Left to Answer While Making Final Push for Playoffs [tom caron - nesn.com]

Buchholz, Pedroia help salvage finale with O's [csn new england]

How about Bill Mueller as next Sox manager? [csn new england]

Sox owners make surprise visit, blame media [csn new england]

Are Sox too focused on trying to find the 'rat'? [csn new england]

"If I ruled the Sox, here's what I'd do...' [csn new england]

Buchholz emerging as Sox ace [csn new england]

Time to play 'Survivor: Fenway' [csn new england]

Pedroia lets his play do the talking [csn new england]

Notebook: Brass' presence gives Sox a boost [csn new england]

Sox owners show up in Baltimore [espn boston]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 6, Orioles 3 [espn boston]

Public visiting hours for Pesky on Sunday [espn boston]

Buchholz, Sox benefit from brass' boost [espn boston]

The Boston Red Sox are unhappy with negative media coverage; here's how they'd like their story told [espn boston]

Closing Time: Timely hitting helps Red Sox avoid series sweep from Orioles [full count]

A month after his injury, David Ortiz has a message for the doubters [full count]

Scott Podsednik's Offensive Spark Proving Outfielder Deserves More Time to Help Red Sox [nesn.com]

Red Sox Offense Pounces on Oriole Miscues After Failing to Catch Breaks Earlier in Series [nesn.com]

Clay Buchholz' Performance Against Orioles Embodies His Season, Ability To Recover [nesn.com]

Trags Bag: Red Sox a classic communication breakdown [mike petraglia - weei.com]

Buchholz fans side in sixth on nine pitches [redsox.com]

Ellsbury rests legs, starts at designated hitter [redsox.com]

Dice-K to make at least one more start in Minors [redsox.com]

Lucchino vows ownership will restore Red Sox brand [redsox.com]

For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CSN New England,  ESPN Boston, NESN, Providence Journal, RedSox.com and WEEI websites.

And if you must check out the enemy news, be sure to head over to the Baltimore Sun and MASN websites. Also be sure to check out our Bloguin brother the Oriole Post for all of your Orioles needs.

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