Friday, September 7, 2007

Wake Get's First ND, Buchholz Great In Relief, Sox Win!

(Big Papi Goes Deep Again!)
(Buchholz Looked Great!)

Great bullpen work overcame Tim Wakefield's shaky start, and a timely pinch hit plated the teams winning run, as the Red Sox clipped the Orioles 7-6 Thursday night in Baltimore. Tim Wakefield (3 2/3 Innings 8 Hits 6 Earned Runs) was not effective and worked to his first No Decision of the year, but was bolstered by 6 1/3 scoreless innings by the Sox bullpen, the highlight of that being Clay Buchholz first appearance since his no hitter on Saturday. The kid went 3 innings allowing one run and walking 2, striking out 3, to pick up his third win of the season. The Captain, Jason Varitek, came up with a late clutch hit the second night in a row, this time securing in a win by singling in Coco Crisp from second. Papelbon slammed the door in the 9th for his 34th save. With the win the Sox moved to 6 1/2 games in front of the idle Yankees.

Tomorrow night the Red Sox send out Jon lester to face off against the O's Daniel Cabrera.



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