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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Don't let it be said that the 2016 Boston Red Sox are afraid to make the necessary moves.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Only days after moving Clay Buchholz from the starting rotation to the bullpen, Joe Kelly was optioned to AAA Pawtucket following a "performance" in which he allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks in just 2.1 innings.

It followed his previous outing in which he allowed five runs in 4.2 innings against Toronto.

Buchholz, as it turned out, was actually the losing pitcher in Wednesday night's 13-9 Orioles victory over Boston at Camden Yards.

Making his second appearance out of the bullpen, Buchholz allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks in 3.1 innings. Looking for a silver lining? At least he didn't give up a home run.

The Red Sox offense did its job including two more home runs by Mookie Betts, three hits from Dustin Pedroia and Chris Young, the 15th home run of the year by David Ortiz and...oh yeah...a sixth-inning bloop single by Xander Bogaerts to extend his consective game hitting streak to 25.

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Jim Monaghan 6/02/2016 03:16:00 PM Edit
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