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Clay Buchholz reacts before he is pulled from the game in the top of the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins on May 19, 2010 at Fenway Park
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Buchholz Will Be the Ace When the 2011 Pursuit Begins

Boston 3, Minnesota 2 | Clay Keeps Twins Bats Cold
Hello All-Star: Since Aug. 19, Clay's 11 Wins are the Most by Any AL Pitcher
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So Was That Another Sell Out at Soggy Fenway Last Night?
Vote Bard for Closer in 2011

"You go out there and throw eight innings and go back out for the ninth, and I almost felt like I let the team down because I couldn’t make it through the ninth ... I think anybody on the staff can take the responsibility to pick up the rotation. I definitely wanted to go out and get deep into the game." -- Clay Buchholz, the deep threat for starters



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