Red Sox say Buchholz will start Game 4

ST. LOUIS — The Red Sox say that Clay Buchholz, who is dealing with a sore right shoulder, will start Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.

Buchholz threw in the outfield at Busch Stadium today and is scheduled to throw his usual short bullpen session on Saturday.

“He went through a throwing program today. Went back to about a 100 feet with some increased intensity along the way, and he’s starting Sunday,” manager John Farrell said.

General manager Ben Cherington said Buchholz did not suffer any sort of setback but what essentially is arm fatigue related to his missing three months then coming back.

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Felix Doubront has been preparing to make the start in case Buchholz is scratched.

Buchholz will speak to the media on Saturday. Teammate Jake Peavy certainly expects him to start.

“I can’t imagine what it would take in somebody who’s been hurt, been injured, I think you could just physically have to not be able to play the game of baseball to not go out there and compete in this environment, when the adrenaline and the atmosphere can help you through a lot of that as well as maybe some drugs,” he said.