Buchholz put together his third straight strong outing Tuesday night in Miami, holding the Marlins to just one run over seven innings of work in Boston’s 2-1 win.
The Red Sox righty struck out a season-high nine batters, including the side in the bottom of the first after allowing a lead-off triple to Miami’s first batter of the game, Jose Reyes.
“It was big,” Buchholz said of stranding Reyes at third. “It’s not an easy lineup to pitch to. It seems like every guy has power to hit it out of the park and they have speed too. It was a pretty tough situation; I was just trying to get out of it giving up the one run.”
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Instead, Buchholz kept the Marlins off the scoreboard until the bottom of the seventh, when Logan Morrison led the inning off with a solo home run to cut the Sox’ lead to 2-1. But after the homer, Buchholz set the Marlins down in order to finish up his evening "
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