Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sox Go 'Canadian Rakin'; Pummel Toronto, 10-1

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Clay Buchholz once again showed why he was named April's FenwayNation Player of the Month, and Mike Napoli showed why he was the close runner-up as Boston eviscerated the Blue Jays last night, 10-1. Buchholz had all of his pitches working (especially his two-seam fastball according to David Ross) in seven scoreless innings where he gave up just two hits. Napoli had a 3 for 4 night, with two home runs and four of his major-league-leading RBIs. Speaking of Major League leading, Buchholz now owns the most wins in the bigs with six. In addition to Napoli's barrage, the Sox hit three more home runs—by Stephen Drew, Mike Carp and Daniel Nava. And, Boston owns the best record in MLB at 19-8.