Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz pitched seven innings of no-hit shut out baseball as Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Sunday at Fenway Park. Buchholz retired all Ray batters through the top of the eight inning when Rays 2nd baseman Kelly Johnson blooped a broken bat single into right field. Desmond Jennings also bounced a high fly ball of the Green Monster but the Rays failed to plate any of their base runners. Buchholz exited the game with eleven strike outs – a career single game high.
With the exception of a four-run 3rd inning, Rays starter Alex Cobb also had a solid outing – pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits while striking out six.
The Red Sox improved to 7-4. The Rays fell to 4-7.
Categories: American League Happenings
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