Posted September 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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. Buchholz (9-0, 1.71 ERA) declared himself ready to go after a Sunday bullpen session at Yankee Stadium. "Everything was good," Buchholz told the team's official website. "I threw all my pitches. Curveball was probably the sharpest pitch I threw, and that's usually the last one I get the feel for in spring training. I threw everything: cutter, sinker, fastball. It all felt fine." He previously gave up two runs and struck out five in 3 2-3 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Though manager John Farrell indicated Buchholz will be limited to 75-80 pitches, he has high expectations. "We're hopeful we get a ...
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