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Buchholz, Sox Defeat Blue Jays 4-1

Clay Buchholz answered some questions last night.

The Red Sox right-hander pitched 5 2/3 effective innings last night to earn his first big league win since May of 2008. Afterwards, Buchholz said it felt like “about three years” since his last victory.

Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and David Ortiz contributed a long two-run double to left centerfield, as the Sox struggled to score against some tough Blue Jays pitching.

Jays’ rookie Ricky Romero was dominant at times with 8 Ks, but walked five in 4 1/3 innings and took the loss to drop to 7-4.

Notes

The Sox released SS Julio Lugo prior to the game … Jason Bay, possibly distracted by contract talk, struck out three times and went 0-4 … Daniel Bard struck out three of the four batters he faced … Papelbon pitched a 1, 2, 3 ninth to earn his 24th save in 26 opportunities … the Jays wore their baby blue throwback uniforms.

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2 comments for “Buchholz, Sox Defeat Blue Jays 4-1”

  1. To congratulate him for the win, Epstein will personally drive Buchholz back to Pawtucket…

    Posted by Dave | July 18, 2009, 1:20 pm
  2. Sox pitching looks good. Ortiz is on the upswing, but are they looking to add some more power?

    Posted by Mike | July 20, 2009, 6:15 pm

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