The Boston Red Sox will look to follow up Friday night’s walk-off with another victory over the Toronto Blue Jays — weather permitting, that is.
The forecast shows a rather nasty thunderstorm on track to hit Boston late in the day Saturday, one the Sox hope will hold off long enough to squeeze in Game 2 of their three-game series against the boys from up north.
Clay Buchholz will take the ball for the home team in hopes of recreating the gem he tossed in his last start: three hits, zero walks and six strikeouts in a complete-game shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays last Sunday.
Buchholz also was strong the last time he faced the Jays, shutting out Toronto before buckling in the ninth and departing with the bases loaded and one out. Koji Uehara allowed all three inherited runners to score, but the Red Sox plated a run in the 10th to win 4-3.
Going for the Jays will be lefty J.A. Happ, whose victory over the New York Yankees last Sunday was his first since July 22. Happ shut out the Red Sox for six innings in that contest en route to an 8-5 Toronto win.
Saturday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. NESN.com’s Zack Cox will be tweeting about the action — and the weather, though hopefully not too much — at Fenway, so give him a follow and keep tabs on the action below.
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