Thursday, May 23, 2013

Buchholz Five-Hits Pale Hose In 6-2 Sox Win

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Clay Buchholz—now a serious contender for the AL Cy Young Award—won his seventh decision last night in a 6-2 win over the White Sox. The righty went seven innings, giving up just one earned run. He walked three and struck out four. Buchholz mixed all his pitches well—keeping the Pale Hose off-balance all night. David Ortiz knocked in two runs in the first to give Boston a lead it never relinquished. Andrew Bailey finished things off by pitching the ninth—although he gave up a home run to Paul Konerko. The Sox come home to face the Indians and old friend Terry Francona—then the suddenly mediocre Phillies come to town starting on Memorial Day.