Found May 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — The Red Sox don’t really have a problem producing baserunners. Once guys get on base, though, things tend to become awfully difficult. The Red Sox missed out on a ton of scoring chances on Friday, yet it became a footnote in a 5-0 win because Jon Lester was almost perfect. Clay Buchholz wasn’t as perfect on Saturday, and the Sox’ futility with runners on base ultimately doomed them in a 3-2 loss. Boston left nine men on base on Friday and finished 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox eventually broke through for four runs in the seventh inning, but Lester needed to be as lights-out as he was because he pitched most of the game with a one-run cushion. On Saturday, very little changed offensively, and the Sox found themselves playing catch-up for most of the afternoon. The Red Sox finished 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. What’s concerning for the Red Sox is that this isn’t a new issue. The Sox struggled to cash in on sco...
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