Clay Buchholz: 2013 Red Sox on par with ’07 World Series team

Might this Boston Red Sox win a third World Series title in a decade?

Red-hot starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, who is 11-0 with a 1.51 ERA this season, told Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio’s Inside Pitch Thursday that he thinks this year’s AL-East leading team is as good as the Red Sox team that last won the World Series.

“It’s up there with the ’07 team that I was on for a short time,” Buchholz said. “It has a good mix offensively, guys that will go up there and are free swingers and can hurt you with one swing on the first pitch, and then another guy right behind him might take three or four pitchers in an at-bat before he swings the bat. I think it’s a constant mix of different strategies for whichever person it is.

“As far as the pitching staff goes,” Buchholz continued, “you got five, six, seven guys that can roll out there any time, and have some confidence in to keep the team in the game.”

Buchholz also spoke with Stern and Bowden about his two starts since returning from injury. The Red Sox pitcher is 2-0 in those two starts with a 0.00 ERA in 11 innings pitched.

Inside Pitch airs weekdays at 2 pm ET on MLB Network Radio, XM channel 89 and Sirius channel 209.

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