Buchholz exited after 7 1/3 innings, in which he allowed only two runs on four hits while striking out four. Daniel Bard came in with a runner on second and allowed back-to-back hits to Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera, which gave the Indians a 3-2 lead that they wouldn't relinquish.
Francona was pleased with Buchholz' performance, especially since he was coming off a career-high pitch total in his last start. The Red Sox skipper also thought Bard pitched well, but that he just left a couple of balls out over the plate that the Indians were able to take advantage of.
To see what else Francona had to say about Buchholz and Bard, as well as Daisuke Matsuzaka's injury status, check out the video above.