The good news: Bard, Buchholz

Young pitchers' performances a silver lining

Updated: October 11, 2009, 10:34 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- For the first seven innings of Sunday's Game 3 at Fenway Park, Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard were the story. By game's end, they were little more than an afterthought.

On the biggest stage of the 2009 season, two of the Sox's youngest arms combined to limit the Angels to two runs on six hits over seven innings before turning the game over to veterans Billy Wagner and Jonathan Papelbon to close it out.

It didn't happen. Papelbon stood on the hill as the Angels pushed across ...

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