April 14, 2013

G11: Red Sox 5, Rays 0

Rays    - 000 000 000 - 0  3  1
Red Sox - 004 000 01x - 5  8  0
Buchholz (8-2-0-4-11, 109) pitched seven no-hit innings as the first-place Red Sox improved to 7-4.

Kelly Johnson stroked a clean single to right field on Buchholz's second pitch of the eighth inning to break up the no-hit bid. Johnson was immediately erased on a double play. Desmond Jennings doubled off the Wall, but Buchholz retired Ben Zobrist (who had walked twice) for the final out. Andrew Miller pitched the ninth.

Buchholz struck out two batters in the first, second, third, fourth, and seventh innings. The 11 strikeouts was a career high, and he lowered his ERA to 0.41 (one run in 22 innings).

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia each singled to load the bases with no one out in the third. Mike Napoli doubled home two runs. Two more runs scored on Stephen Drew's fielder's choice and an infield throwing error. Pedroia (3-for-4) doubled in the eighth and scored on Will Middlebrooks's sacrifice fly.
Alex Cobb / Clay Buchholz
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Nava, DH
Middlebrooks, 3B
Drew, SS
Saltalamacchia, C
Bradley, LF

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