Brett Gardner and Stephen Drew drove in a combined seven runs as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees 8-7 at Fenway Park on Sunday night.
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Clay Buchholz was unable to hold a pair a leads giving up seven runs on eight hits and five walks. If indeed Buchholz is the de facto "ace" of the staff with Jon Lester and John Lackey now wearing different uniforms, he didn't appear to be ready for the task as he had virtually no command of his pitches.
How bad was Buchholz? When ESPN analyst John "I'm not a pitcher but..." Kruk is able to pick up flaws in your mechanics as he did on the Sunday night telecast, you know you have issues (Kruk pointed out that if you're falling off the mound so far to the left as Buchholz was doing last night, it's hard to get the baseball to go where you want).
Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz went deep for Boston, driving in five of the team's seven runs. Pedroia also just missed a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth when his fly to deep left hooked foul.
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