Cy of pain for Buchholz in 5-0 loss to A's

September, 11, 2010
9/11/10
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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,'' Red Sox manager Terry Francona said of Buchholz. "Four walks and never able to establish any sort of rhythm. ... Just wasn't a good night.''

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Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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