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Clay Buchholz is on fire right now. The Red Sox right-hander tossed a computer game shutout while throwing just 101 pitches as the Sox topped the Orioles 11-0.
Orioles prospect Chris Tillman, acquired in the Erik Bedard trade, had trouble from “play ball” as he gave up three quick runs to the Red Sox while laboring through 38 pitches in the first inning. After that the Sox offense never looked back with the bats recording 16 hits. Youkilis, Scutaro, and Beltre all homered in the contest.
Buchholz allowed just two hits in the first six innings and fiver overall with one walk against two strikeouts.
Buchholz continues to show major league hitters what he can do. With an 8-3 record and 2.39 ERA will his first All Star Game be the next milestone he reaches?
This was a tough call. The Red Sox didn’t really have a dud and Beltre delivered two RBI and hit his seventh home run of the season. However, he lost some points for taking out yet another left fielder. Jeremy Hermida was forced to leave the game after a collision with Beltre.
W: Clay Buchholz (8-3)
L: Chris Tillman (0-1)