Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz walks back to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox RHP Buchholz scratched from Game 3 start

According to a report from ESPN, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has been scratched from his World Series Game 3 start due to shoulder issues.

Jake Peavy has been tapped to take the start in his place.

If Buchholz is unable to go, Boston will most likely turn to LHP Felix Doubront to start Game 4.  Doubront went 11-6 for the Red Sox this season with a 4.32 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 71 walks in 162.1 innings.

Doubront pitched 2.1 innings against the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and gave up one hit.

Buchholz has had mixed success so far this postseason.  In his first start against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS he went 6 innings and gave up 3 earned runs.  He was knocked around by the Tigers in his first start of the ALCS, going 5.2 innings and giving up 5 earned – but the Red Sox still won the game 6-5.  In his last start, Buchholz went 5 innings and up gave just two earned runs in a 5-2 Game 6 victory.

Boston won Game 1 of the World Series 8-1 over St. Louis behind a stellar outing from Jon Lester and big hits from Mike Napoli and David Ortiz.

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