Saturday, July 4, 2015

Clay 'Aces' Astros With Complete Game Win

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Clay Buchholz still had his swagger in the ninth inning—and the sign behind home plate said it all for him. 'Ace Ticket' could not have timed its advertising any better—as the tall righty was about to gain a 6-1 complete game victory over the Astros. Buchholz gave up six hits and one earned run while striking out eight. It was a dominant performance—and a needed one for his team. Buchholz has become both ace and stopper. The offense was—once again—keyed by Mookie Betts who knocked in three runs and made a slick catch in CF. Xander Bogaerts—Mookie's 22-year old compatriot—knocked in two runs and moved his average up to .302. Alejandro De Aza knocked in the final run with an incredible hustle infield hit—diving safely into first with the bases loaded. All in all, a solid win for The Carmine Hose—with a chance on Sunday to take a series from another division-leading team.