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  1. King Felix spins another beaut

    May 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    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…

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

    May 3, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

    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…

  3. Cliff Lee rebuts Dirk Hayhurst’s cheating accusation

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    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.…

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

    May 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    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…

  5. Tom Verducci thinks Clay Buchholz is cheating

    May 3, 2013, 1:29 PM EST

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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…

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

    May 3, 2013, 9:46 AM EST

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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…

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

    May 3, 2013, 8:50 AM EST

    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…

  8. Clay Buchholz denies claims that he was doctoring baseball

    May 2, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    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…

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

    May 2, 2013, 5:12 PM EST

    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.…

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

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

    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…

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

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

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

  12. Is Clay Buchholz for real?

    Apr 26, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Clay Buchholz

    If you had Clay Buchholz being the first pitcher to five wins, please collect your prize. The Red Sox hurler, now 28, has had a great start to the season as seems to be the case for a lot of pitchers on the Beantown roster. Buchholz struck out ten Astros last night and has yet…

  13. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and hightlights

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:04 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    Royals 8, Tigers 3: You can try to make Phil Coke a multi-inning reliever all you want, but he’s still going to be a lefty specialist. And when he comes in and has trouble even getting the lefties out, you can’t stick with him. He’s not the one who gave up the grand slam to…

  14. Daniel Nava powers Red Sox to comeback victory in first game at Fenway since marathon bombings

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EST

    Daniel Nava

    Baseball was back in Boston this afternoon for the first time since Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the Fenway faithful went home happy. Capping off an emotional day, Daniel Nava delivered a dramatic three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the…

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

    Apr 15, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics

    Tigers 10, Athletics 1: Austin Jackson was 4 for 6 with three RBI. Prince Fielder is now hitting .429/.527/.833. Once this team gets its bullpen figured out, man, watch out. Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0: When Nick Swisher hit a walkoff homer single in a 1-0 game the other day I thought to myself, “man, you don’t…

  16. Clay Buchholz loses no-hitter in eighth inning

    Apr 14, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

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    Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second career major league start back in 2007. In his 108th career major league start this afternoon against the Rays, he may throw another. Buchholz has allowed no hits through seven innings versus Tampa Bay. He’s issued four walks and his pitch count is up…

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

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:33 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Today was supposed to be the first day that I posted ATH later than I used to. Really: I was going to restore life balance with this one. I watched the Braves game last night but rather than stay up another hour and a half or two hours getting most of the recaps done, I…

  18. Red Sox pick up 13 more hits to beat the Yankees 7-4

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:59 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley singles in front of New York Yankees Chris Stewart in MLB game in New York

    For the Yankees to have much of a chance this year, they’re going to have to rack up their runs without hitting a bunch of homers. Their biggest rivals are showing them how its done. On a bitterly cold Wednesday night in the Bronx, the Red Sox amassed 11 singles and two doubles to beat…

  19. 2013 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:19 AM EST

    Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: will the offseason spending spree prove worth it? Coming off a disastrous season…

  20. Clay Buchholz has no issues with hamstring in simulated game

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:28 PM EST

    Clay Buchholz AP

    Clay Buchholz gave the Red Sox a bit of a scare last week when he suffered a minor strain of his right hamstring during a fielding drill, but it already appears to be a non-issue. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Buchholz “felt good” after he threw 37 pitches this morning in a…

  21. Not all of the dangerous, controversial drugs are banned in baseball

    Feb 11, 2013, 6:39 AM EST

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    We get up in arms about testosterone and HGH — substances our bodies naturally produce and which have few serious side effects or long-lasting consequences — because they’re on a banned list. Meanwhile there’s a drug that a lot of athletes take under the direction and supervision of their teams which can kill people and…

  22. Red Sox “mostly focused on” Dempster, Sanchez, Lohse, Marcum, Liriano

    Dec 12, 2012, 1:13 PM EST

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    As the Red Sox continue to look for rotation help Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that they’re “mostly focused on” Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Shaun Marcum, and Francisco Liriano. McAdam calls Sanchez “something of a longshot” because the Red Sox probably won’t want to pay his asking price and Dempster reportedly already turned…

  23. Red Sox tell Franklin Morales to prepare as a starting pitcher

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EST

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    Franklin Morales was used primarily out of the bullpen this past season, but new Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the current plan is for him to come into spring training as starting pitcher. Morales had a 3.77 ERA and 76/30 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings…

  24. Red Sox banking on John Farrell becoming a better manager in Boston

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:52 AM EST

    John Farrell

    There’s simply no way the Red Sox could have looked at John Farrell’s work in Toronto and came away with the idea that he was a great manager. The Blue Jays were a horrible baserunning team, they had Omar Vizquel questioning their clubhouse leadership and their win total decreased in both of his years at…

  25. Red Sox can do better than John Farrell for next manager

    Oct 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EST

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    With Bobby Valentine officially gone after months of being left dangling on the hook, the focus in Boston has immediately shifted to Blue Jays manager John Farrell. And I’m left to wonder why. Now, Farrell had a sterling reputation in five years as Boston’s pitching coach. But managing a team is a different animal. And…

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