Clay Buchholz was fantastic, going 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, and striking out 7. He did not earn the win, and he is now 4-3/3.42/37 this year, as after a few bad starts, he's been great. Daniel Bard earned the win with a scoreless inning, while Jonathan Papelbon earned the save. The Red Sox only had 4 hits on the entire night, belonging to Dustin Pedroia (1-4), Kevin Youkilis (1-2), Jed Lowrie (1-3), and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. After that huge RBI double, Salty is now .221/1/10, as he is improving after a very rough start, like most players on the Red Sox. Tonight will be a marquee pitching matchup as Josh Beckett (3-1/1.75/49) and Justin Verlander (4-3/2.91/62) will take the hill.
Clay Buchholz- 7 strikeouts and 4 hits through 7 shutout innings
Daniel Bard- earned the win and the hold with a shutout inning
Jonathan Papelbon- earned his 8th save of the year with a shutout inning
Kevin Youkilis- 1-2 with a walk
Jed Lowrie- 1-3
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-3 with a key hit in that RBI double
Jacoby Ellsbury- 0-3 with a strikeout
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-3
David Ortiz- 0-3
Mike Cameron- 0-3 with 2 strikeouts
Well, the Red Sox hit.... wait that's not right, pitched like champions, and I'm happy about that.