Good news for the Red Sox, who are beginning to get healthy:
Clay Buchholz's return to the Red Sox's pitching rotation on Wednesday vs. the A's has been a long time coming. Buchholz strained his left hamstring June 26 running the bases, costing him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star Game.
With Buchholz back Wednesday and Josh Beckett looking to be back on Friday, the Red Sox are getting themselves in shape in time to make a run. Currently they sit six behind New York and 3.5 behind Tampa Bay.