Buchholz dazzles again; Red Sox defeat Blue Jays


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The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays today in Dunedin, Florida, winning by a score of 3-1. The Sox’ have gone on a hot streak as of late, and today marked their fifth victory among the last six games they’ve played, as they improved to a record of 7-8 in spring baseball.

The Red Sox’ “B-team” took the field today against the Blue Jays’ “A-team,” albeit the Red Sox did have one of their featured hurlers on the mound today in Clay Buchholz, who opposed Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchinson. In all fairness, it is apparent that the Red Sox were led to victory over by the arm of Buchholz, as he shut down the formidable Blue Jay starting lineup. In four innings of work, Clay only allowed two hits, zero runs,  zero walks, and three strikeouts — continuing his torrid start to the spring.

Nobody on the offensive side of the ball captured the spotlight today. Between Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes, Mike Carp, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Jonathan Herrera (which was the “major league” talent playing today), they only churned two hits combined.

Rich Hill, Tommy Layne, and Brayan Villarreal all pitched a scoreless inning of work in the today’s game. Rubby De La Rosa was responsible for the lone run forfeited by Beantown.

The Red Sox are set to take on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow night in Fenway South. Two of the premier southpaws will be squaring off in that match, as Cliff Lee will be taking the hill for Philadelphia and Jon Lester for Boston.