Recap - Buchholz strong in Red Sox victory

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Is it time to acknowledge that Clay Buchholz has finally returned to form?

The Boston right-hander turned in his third consecutive quality start as the Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Buchholz limited the Jays to two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five in 6.1 innings. With the win, his record improved to 7-8.

After Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Dioner Navarro, Buchholz settled down and retired twelve of the next thirteen batters he faced.

The Red Sox scored single runs in the first four innings. Dustin Pedroia's RBI ground out tied the score in the first, Will Middlebrooks put the Sox ahead with a single in the second, and Yoenis Cespedes and Christian Vazquez each doubled in runs in the third and fourth innings respectively.

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