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Clay Buchholz struggles again in Bay

Red Sox righty's poor showing against Athletics could affect Cy Young chances

Updated: September 11, 2010, 2:08 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND -- Three trips to the Bay Area this season, and it's as though all Clay Buchholz saw was the inside of Alcatraz. Nothing but punishment.

Friday night, the Oakland Athletics tried to pronounce the death sentence on Buchholz's chances of winning the American League's Cy Young Award. They chased the Sox ace with no outs in the second inning, five runs having already crossed the plate, while their own Cy Young contender, Trevor Cahill, coasted to a 5-0 win.

"Kind of flat,'' ...

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