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Red Sox rotation shuffle bears fruit

Clay Buchholz's first win is another positive since Boston rearranged starters

Updated: April 21, 2011, 8:30 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- So what kind of progress did Clay Buchholz make in his fourth start of the 2011 season?

"He won,'' Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.

For the first time this season, there was a "W" after Buchholz's name in the box score.

"Always feels good to be the winning pitcher,'' said Buchholz, who had been 0-2 with a no-decision before Wednesday's 4-1 win against the Oakland Athletics, "but that was yesterday.'' Well, no it wasn't. But that's Buck-speak for ...

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