Recap - Sox Offense, Bullpen Waste Great Buchholz Outing

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Three walks, two hits, and a hit batter added up to a 4-run 8th inning for the Blue Jays as they came from behind to beat the Red Sox 4-3 at Fenway Park on Patriots Day.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz (pictured) deserved better; he turned in his best performance in what seemed like forever going 6.2 innings, shutting down the Blue Jays on six hits. He struck out two and walked a pair. The Red Sox defense helped - four double plays and an outstanding catch in center by Jackie Bradley Jr.

Toronto tied the score in the eighth with the help of an error and a passed ball and took the lead on a two-out, bases-loaded walk allowed by Craig Kimbrel. Russell Martin then drove in two more runs with a single to center off Kimbrel.

Boston was held to just four hits over seven innings by Toronto starting pitcher J.A. Happ who allowed just one run, an RBI double by Josh Rutledge in the bottom of the second that scored Hanley Ramirez.

Travis Shaw drove in Dustin Pedroia in the ninth with an RBI Wall Ball double. Hanley Ramirez singled in another run to make it 4-3, but David Ortiz struck out to end the game.

The Red Sox split the four games against Toronto.

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