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Entering Sunday’s play, the Boston Red Sox had a tremendous chance to increase their wild card lead over the Texas Rangers. If they won their doubleheader against the Tampa Bays Rays and Texas lost its two game set against the Seattle Mariners, then Boston’s advantage would lengthen to four games—a somewhat comfortable margin. The Red Sox are in the scoreboard watching stage of the season. But though their eyes were kept on the Rangers-Mariners score throughout the afternoon, they remained focused on the task at hand: sweeping their division rival. Clay Buchholz started the first game of the doubleheader for Boston, facing Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza.

Buchholz, who entered the outing having allowed only four runs combined over his previous three starts— ...

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