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Recap - Buchholz, Red Sox grab game one in Toronto

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz gave the Red Sox eight strong innings and Mookie Betts had two hits and scored two runs as Boston beat the Blue Jays 3-1 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Buchholz was superb allowing just one run on five hits and no walks. He struck out five in winning his third consecutive game. He threw 68 of his 96 pitches for strikes.

Koji Uehara pitched a clean ninth inning for his seventeenth save of the season.

Boston scored two in the top of the third with Xander Bogaerts doubling home Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts. Brock Holt drove Betts home with the third Red Sox run with a fifth-inning single.

Alejandro De Aza had three hits to lead the Red Sox offense.

From the "Fun With Numbers" department - with this win, Buchholz now has more wins (6), more strikeouts (96), and a better earned run average (3.48) than his former teammate Jon Lester.

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