Clay Buchholz couldn’t find the plate Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and when he did, those baseballs frequently were hit a long way away at Rogers Centre.
Ultimately, the Boston Red Sox pitcher was tagged for six runs on four hits and four walks in three innings of work. He walked a run in with the bases loaded, gave up a grand slam and another home run. It was his shortest start of the season.
But Boston continually climbed out of holes and kept fighting, eventually earning an 11-8 win over their division rivals and leaving town with a two-game lead for first place in the division. That’s enough for Buchholz, who pointed to the strong character of his teammates in the come-from-behind win.
Check out his comments, as aired on NESN’s “Red Sox Final” in the video above.
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