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RED SOX FALL TO THE RAYS 2-1; MOVE TO 15-11
The rookie pitcher got off to rough start in the first – walking B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena back-to-back – but was able to get fellow rookie Evan Longoria to end the inning. As the game went along, Buchholz appeared to get better as the pitch count rose. He ran into trouble in the bottom of the eighth inning when pinch-hitter Dioneer Navarro broke up Buchholz’s streak of retiring 13 consecutive
Buchholz was left in the game just a tad bit too long and received his second loss of the season. Although he got the loss, the Sox rookie pitcher pitched magnificent. Nothing bad should be said about Buchholz. As the game went along it appeared as if Buchholz got stronger. Now we all know in sports as the game continues that can not happen but it was because his confidence level was growing as the game continued. That is the reason he looked as if he was getting stronger.
Coco Crisp scored the lone
The Red Sox will try to ward of the sweep in tomorrow’s matinee with the Rays in the abbreviated road trip to
WIN: Scott Dohman (2-0)
LOSS: Clay Buchholz (1-2)
Mike Lowell made his first rehab assignment last night and due to come off the disabled list some time in the next couple of days. David Ortiz was scratched from the starting line up for tonight’s second game with the Rays because of a bruised knee. Sox put Sean Casey on the 15-day DL with a strained right hip flexor and recalled Brandon Moss from
Clay Buchholz went into the bottom of the fourth with a no-hitter until B.J. Upton broke it up with a double down the left field line.
The 3 Stars of the Ga
- Akinori Iwamura,
1-4 HR, 2-RBIs TAMPA BAY
J.Upton, 1-2 Double and an outfield assist TAMPA BAY
- Clay Buchholz,
8IP 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 8K BOSTON