Recap - Blue Jays hang Buchholz with 1st "L"

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

The Toronto Blue Jays touched Boston starting pitcher Clay Buchholz for three runs in the top of the fourth inning, in beating the Red Sox 4-2 at Fenway Park. For Buchholz, it was his first loss of the season.

With the division title sewn up on Friday night, manager John Farrell unveiled a couple of new wrinkles with Will Middlebrooks starting at first base, John McDonald at second, and Stephen Drew leading off.

Buchholz went six innings, charged with three runs on six hits; he walked two and also struck out a pair.

The Red Sox runs came on an RBI single by Jonny Gomes in the sixth and an RBI ground out by David Ross.

The Oakland A's won, bringing them a little closer to the Red Sox for the best record in the American League.

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