Sunday, September 22, 2013

Best Record In Jeopardy; Sox Fall To Jays, 4-2

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Clay Buchholz lost for the first time this year and the Red Sox found their best record position in serious trouble in a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday. Buchholz—who started the season 9-0—fell to 11-1 with a 6-inning performance in which he gave up just two earned runs. Most of the damage was done with two outs and nobody on in the fourth—when the Jays crossed the plate three times. With their win on Saturday, The Oakland A's are now just two wins behind Boston in the race for the AL's best record. Hopefully, this game will mark the end of "resting the regulars"—which happened tonight with Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalmacchia riding the pine.