Clay Buchholz has it all working

Near no-hitter shows off red-hot Red Sox right-hander's varied repertoire

Updated: April 14, 2013, 9:58 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It came up in conversation this spring, Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. With a no-hitter on the line, Jason Varitek called for a slider. Curt Schilling shook him off and threw a fastball instead, and Oakland's Shannon Stewart lined the pitch into right field for a single, one out away from what would have been Big Schill's only no-hitter, coming at age 40.

"Tek said, 'Yep, he shook me off,'" said Saltalamacchia, the Boston Red Sox catcher.

It came up in conversation again ...

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