Buchholz and bats lead Red Sox to 10-1 win over Jays

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Boston Strong indeed. On yet another night when the Celtics staved off elimination with a win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Clay Buchholz tossed another gem and the Red Sox bats pounded out 15 hits as Boston trounced the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 at the Rogers Centre.

Buchholz (pictured) became the 1st 6-game winner in the Majors with a stunning 7-inning performance. He allowed just 2 hits and struck out 8 while walking 3.

The Red Sox jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of runs in the 2nd and 4th innings. Stephen Drew hit a 2-run home run, his 1st of the season, off Jays starter Mark Buehrle; Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava went back-to-back two innings later.  Napoli added a 2-run shot in the 7th.

In all, the Red Sox hammered 5 home runs (Mike Carp had the other) and 3 doubles. Napoli and Drew each had 3-hit games.

Carp pinch hit for David Ortiz in the top of the 9th inning.

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