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  1. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  2. Clay Buchholz slated to return Sunday against the Yankees

    May 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz has already missed one turn in the rotation due to soreness in the AC joint in his right shoulder, but there was some concern yesterday that he would need to be skipped again this weekend against the Yankees. Fortunately for the Red Sox, that will not be necessary. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports…

  3. Clay Buchholz might have to be skipped again

    May 29, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz did not take his turn in the Red Sox starting rotation Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his right AC joint, which is below the collarbone. He was expected to return on Friday to face the Yankees, but that has now been ruled out. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston…

  4. Clay Buchholz cleared to start Friday against the Yankees

    May 28, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Clay Buchholz was scratched from his scheduled turn in the Red Sox rotation on Monday against the Phillies due to discomfort in his collarbone. But he checked out fine in a visit with team doctors and was able to throw this week, so the right-hander has been cleared to start on Friday night against the…

  5. Clay Buchholz will not make Monday’s scheduled start

    May 26, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz will not start tomorrow evening for the start of a two-game home-and-home against the Phillies, reports Evan Drellich on Twitter. Buchholz is suffering from an injury in the “collar bone area”, but manager John Farrell called the move precautionary and mentioned that Buchholz could simply start later in the week.…

  6. Alex Sanabia brings back the spitball in beating the Phillies

    May 21, 2013, 2:08 AM EDT

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    Move over Clay Buchholz. Marlins starter Alex Sanabia went old school on Monday, bypassing the sunscreen and rosin and simply hocking a big ol’ loogie on the baseball after giving up a home run to the Phillies’ Domonic Brown. The video isn’t embeddable yet, but here’s the link to it at MLB.com, as well as…

  7. The Red Sox are dressing well

    May 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Like a Sir

    I’m sure it has zero to do with their play, but Pete Abraham of the Globe reports that, unlike in years past, the Red Sox are puttin’ on the ritz this year for road trips: Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, and Jon Lester now dress like hedge fund managers on road trips. Ryan Dempster has custom-made…

  8. Roy Halladay apologizes to Phillies fans

    May 10, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    It’s the night for apologies, apparently. Jack Morris apologized to Clay Buchholz earlier; now, we have Roy Halladay apologizing to Phillies fans for having pitched poorly and ultimately landing on the disabled list for a lengthy period of time. Halladay was booed walking off the field in the third inning of his start against the…

  9. Jack Morris apologizes to Clay Buchholz

    May 10, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    Hall of Fame hopeful and current Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris thrust Clay Buchholz into the spotlight recently when he accused the Red Sox hurler of using a spitball. The controversy became a national spectacle as Dirk Hayhurst and others joined the chorus of finger-waggers. With the Jays in Boston to begin a three-game series,…

  10. Red Sox CEO Tom Werner goes after the media for making unfounded accusations against Red Sox players

    May 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    John W. Henry, Tom Werner

    This is somewhat unusual: Tom Werner, the CEO of the Boston Red Sox has taken to MLB.com to respond to Dan Shaughnessy’s accusing questions to David Ortiz about PED use and various media members’ accusations against Clay Buchholz about doctoring the baseball: I fully acknowledge the right the media has to ask difficult questions and…

  11. Curt Schilling talks PEDs, CHBs and SPFs

    May 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    Curt Schilling

    Curt Schilling tackled a couple of hot topics on WEEI radio Friday: the David Ortiz-Dan Shaughnessy PED controversy and the Clay Buchholz ball-sliming scandal. On the David Ortiz matter, Schilling backs his former teammate and knocks Shaughnessy for once again trying to insert himself into the news. “Because it’s as important for him to be…

  12. Clay Buchholz denies using sunscreen in Toronto last week

    May 9, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Hayhurst and Morris accuse, Passan does some background reporting which, indirectly anyway, bolster the accusations. Clay Buchholz tells WEEI, however, that he did not have sunscreen on his arm last week when he faced the Jays: “I’ve used it in the past, but that wasn’t on my arm at any time this season,” Buchholz said…

  13. 90 percent of pitchers are using spray-on sunscreen, Buchholz-style

    May 8, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Buchholz pitches to Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Jeff Passan picks up the thread Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris pulled last week regarding Clay Buchholz‘s start against the Jays and accusations that he was doctoring the ball: Two veteran pitchers and one source close to the Red Sox told Yahoo! Sports that about 90 percent of major league pitchers use some form of…

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 7, 2013, 6:44 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    Braves 7, Reds 4: The Braves weren’t going to be able to maintain any sort of momentum if the offense was all Justin Upton — who can’t do it alone — and Evan Gattis — who is, after all, a rookie. Last night they had help from Andrelton Simmons who hit two bombs and drove…

  15. King Felix spins another beaut

    May 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays

    Clay Buchholz is, without question, the early leader for the Cy Young Award. But there are a lot of good pitchers in the AL who stand to take the lead if Buchholz falters. One of ‘em is a usual suspect: Felix Hernandez. And last night he was his typical dominant self. Hernandez threw eight shutout innings…

  16. Tim Hudson has really added some tools to his arsenal

    May 3, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    If you’ve been following baseball news over the past few days, you know Clay Buchholz is in the crosshairs for allegedly doctoring baseballs. Cliff Lee was even accused of putting illegal substances on his hat. Now, it looks like, Tim Hudson is the latest to be embroiled in controversy. From Kris Medlen’s Twitter: .@intentionaltalk Huddy…

  17. Cliff Lee rebuts Dirk Hayhurst’s cheating accusation

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Amidst all the clamor of Clay Buchholz‘s alleged indiscretion, former pitcher and current Toronto radio host Dirk Hayhurst accused Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee of using his hat to gain an unfair advantage: Now I’m getting lambasted for calling this cheating; cheating when there is solid video evidence to support it. Pitchers break the law, folks.…

  18. By the way, the Red Sox still think the Blue Jays are cheaters, too

    May 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Toronto Maple Leafs

    While Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris have chimed in, none of this “Clay Buchholz is cheating” talk is coming from Blue Jays players or management. And it probably won’t. The Blue Jays don’t want to go accusing someone of cheating and then have their own dirty laundry aired. The Red Sox, for instance, still seem…

  19. Tom Verducci thinks Clay Buchholz is cheating

    May 3, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

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    In his latest, SI’s Tom Verducci looks at the video evidence — and uses his own observations over the past couple of years — and concludes that Clay Buchholz is doctoring the baseball with some sort of substance that is not permitted under the rules: Buchholz’s left forearm glistens this year with some kind of…

  20. Dirk Hayhurst: In for a penny, in for a pound

    May 3, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Most folks who help create firestorms take a step back a day or two later and let the heat die down. Not Dirk Hayhurst: Yesterday, aided by close-up video clearly showing Clay Buchholz going to his arm and wiping his fingers across a foreign-looking substance, I made the statement that he was cheating … I stand…

  21. Deep Thoughts: Hayhurst-Morris accusations against Clay Buchholz edition

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Buchholz pitches to Toronto Blue Jays during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

    So I’ve been looking at this whole little Clay Buchholz drama. Or, I should say, this Dirk Hayhurst-Jack Morris drama, because it seems to be centering way more on them than Buchholz. For those who missed it: Hayhurst accused Buchholz of doctoring the ball on Wednesday and Morris chimed in and agreed. Worth noting: No…

  22. Clay Buchholz denies claims that he was doctoring baseball

    May 2, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Clay Buchholz

    Former big-league pitcher turned author Dick Hayhurst, who currently does some radio work for the Blue Jays, accused Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz of doctoring the baseball in last night’s win in Toronto. Forget the hair, I just saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick’em painted up his left…

  23. Matt Harvey, Clay Buchholz named pitchers of the month for April

    May 2, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Getty

    The press releases keep on coming: New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been voted National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of April. Harvey recorded four victories (4-0) in six April starts, tying him for first among N.L. pitchers. The young right-hander ranked among league leaders in nearly every pitching category.…

  24. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  25. April leaders: MLB’s best after one month

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Touring a handful of first-month leaderboards, with Matt Harvey leading the way.

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