Strong start needed from Clay Buchholz

Red Sox righty's struggles in the past as he prepares to face Rays

Updated: August 28, 2010, 1:26 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was outstanding Friday night. Teammate and fellow pitcher Clay Buchholz needs to be superb on Saturday.

This is a crucial series for Boston and it began with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Lester, coming off the worst start of his career last outing, rebounded and led the Red Sox with his seven-inning, two-hit, one-unearned run performance. The southpaw struck out 10 en route to his 14th victory of the season. ...

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