Buchholz very good...but Sox still lose

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Adam Lind's solo home run off Boston reliever Junichi Tazawa proved to be the difference as the Blue Jays tripped the Red 3-2 at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon.

Clay Buchholz and Mark Buehrle had themselves a fine little pitcher's duel going for much of the afternoon. Toronto broke through first with single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings; the Red Sox didn't figure things out until the bottom of the 8th when they scored twice.

Following a lead-off walk to David Ross, Buehrle was relieved by Darren Oliver who gave up a booming RBI triple to Jacoby Ellsbury. He scored the tying run on a sharply hit ball by Dustin Pedroia that was ruled an error.

Buchholz (pictured) went 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4.

Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks each had two hits in the loss. Middlebrooks had two doubles to bring his season total up to 9. He appears to be starting to heat up at the plate.

The series and the homestand close tomorrow afternoon. The Red Sox will send Ryan Dempster to the mound facing Toronto's Chad Jenkins.

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