Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0Buchholz (1-5-5-4-1, 39) was unable to get into any sort of groove and the A's whacked everything that was in the strike zone. Of Buchholz's 39 pitches, only 17 were strikes -- and he retired only two of the 11 batters he faced.
Athletics - 320 000 00x - 5 8 0
The first five A's reached base in the first inning: single/stolen base, walk, two-run double, walk, single. And the first four A's reached base in the second inning: walk, single, walk, two-run single.
The game began with Coco Crisp leaping high over the center field fence and robbing Ryan Kalish of a home run. The Red Sox managed only three hits, each of them coming with two outs in an inning: Josh Reddick's double in the second, Adrian Beltre's single in the fourth, and Victor Martinez's single in the sixth.
The Rays frittered away leads of 6-0 and 8-1, but held on to beat the Jays 9-8. The Rangers used 11 pitchers and beat the Yankees 6-5 in 13 innings.
Clay Buchholz / Trevor Cahill
AL East:Kalish, CF
Rays/Blue Jays, 7 PM
Yankees/Rangers, 8 PM