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Cardinal Rule: Win Today ... And Pray For Clay

Is There a Chance They Really Are the '04 Cardinals?
Boston Rules: No Moving Cars, Or Slow Walking on Sidewalks
This From Jon Heyman: Buchholz May Be Out Amid Health Concern
Watch Buchholz Lobbing Balls in the Outfield Before Game 1
More Good News: Red Sox Haven't Lost World Series Game Since Oct. 27, 1986
Only Way Sox Lose Is If They Die Of Boredom in St. Louis
Wainwright, Wacha Just Don't Scare Anyone Around Here
Neither Do Beltran or Molina
Game 1 Updates All Night

"Peavy and Buchholz will pitch over in St. Louis, we're still working through which day each guy will go. And I know there's been a lot of buzz on Clay's physical condition, 'Where's he at? What's taken place the last couple of starts?' He's ready to go and he will start... 'Is he healthy?' Yeah. If he wasn't healthy, and it was to the point of a detriment, either current or long term, we wouldn't even hesitate, we'd pull the plug on it and go in another direction. He's ready to start." -- John Farrell today on the developing Clay Buchholz situation

"There are real concerns about Buchholz's ability to pitch Saturday, according to people familiar with the situation ... If Buchholz can't make the Saturday start, Felix Doubront would take his place. Doubront threw a surprise simulated game Tuesday at Fenway to prepare in case Buchholz can't make it." -- Jon Heyman on the developing Clay Buchholz situation

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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