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Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Blue Jays finish sweep of Red Sox

Clay Buchholz pitches well, but falters in the ninth

When Bobby Valentine came to the mound in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon, Clay Buchholz tried to hand him the baseball. The manager, he assumed, had come to take him out of the game.

But Valentine told him to keep it. He was there only to gauge whether Buchholz wanted to stay in and clean up his own mess.

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