Recap - Red Sox Survive A Buchholz Appearance

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer the Clay Buchholz reference is a cheap shot, but in all honesty he's done it to himself with his performance this season.

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Steven Wright (pictured) went eight strong innings (he was perfect through the first 4.1 innings) and the offense pounded out seventeen hits including three home runs as the Red Sox beat the Twins 13-2 at Fenway Park on Thursday night.

Wright scattered four hits and allowed just one walk while striking out nine in matching Rick Porcello with his twelfth win. Buchholz came in and faced four batters in the ninth inning, allowing one hit.

Dustin Pedroia snapped an 0-for-10 streak with five hits. Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three.

Betts, Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. each homered in the win.

The Red Sox are 5-1 since the All-Star Break and have won nine of their last ten games.

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