Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/13
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The Minnesota Twins nearly handed Clay Buchholz his first loss of the season 11 days ago. Now, the Twins will have another chance to send Buchholz home a loser as they host the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Buchholz (6-0, 1.69 ERA) was outstanding en route to six straight wins to begin the season, posting a 1.01 ERA during that span. In his seventh start, however, he surrendered a season-high four runs in Boston's 6-5 win over Minnesota (18-19) on May 6. Buchholz left the game trailing 4-2, but the Red Sox (24-17) rallied and spared the right-hander his first loss. Against Toronto on Saturday, it was a similar story as Buchholz allowed two runs over eight innings, but left with a 2-0 deficit. Boston rallied again to get Buchholz off the hook before falling 3-2. "Left a couple pitches up with runners in scoring position. They were able to put a bat on it,'' Buchholz said. "I've got to make better pitches at that point in the game.'' Buchholz now returns to the road where he ha...
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