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Red Sox vs. Yankees: Et tu, Clay Buchholz?

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Good news: Clay Buchholz' curse timer should be coming to an end. Bad news: Clay Buchholz' curse is probably not a real thing and he really just needs to pitch better.

Tom Szczerbowski

Clay Buchholz will take the mound hoping that his streak of poor performances will end at three, and he'll find his way back to the complete game shutout form he showed on July 13th against the Astros.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX
Brett Gardner - LF Brock Holt - 3B
Derek Jeter - SS Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF David Ortiz - DH
Mark Teixeira - 1B Yoenis Cespedes - LF
Carlos Beltran - DH Mike Napoli - 1B
Brian McCann - C Daniel Nava - RF
Chase Headley - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS
Stephen Drew - 2B Jackie Bradley - CF
Martin Prado - RF Christian Vazquez - C
David Phelps - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP

It's been three starts now that Clay Buchholz has been under the sway of the curse. Usually this is around when said curse tends to fade away, but...well, that's putting a lot of faith in something I made up one night after a disappointing performance from...Clay Buchholz.

If you're not a fan of crackpot theories, well, Buchholz' fifteen earned runs in his last three outings probably sway you more. Take heart, though, in knowing you're not alone in your despair.

First pitch is at 8:00 p.m. ET with broadcasts on ESPN and WEEI.