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Red Sox return home needing Clay Buchholz

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Red Sox return to Fenway Park Monday after a 2-4 road trip that ended with three losses in Texas. That Clay Buchholz will be facing the Minnesota Twins could not be better timed.

Buchholz is 6-0 with a 1.01 earned run average. The best starter in baseball so far this season now needs to be a stopper.

“Confidence,” Buchholz said when asked what has been the key element to his starts. “It all comes from confidence.”

From a pitching standpoint, Buchholz has had at least three pitches he could throw for strikes in each of his six starts. That has allowed him to mix sequences and confuse hitters.

“It becomes a guessing game for them at that point,” he said.

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