Originally written on Fenway West  |  Last updated 9/21/12
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Clay Buchholz pitched himself 7 strong innings, however the Rays would rally in the 9th and walk away with a way to split the series with the Sox.  Andrew Bailey showed the first real sign of struggle since he has been back from injury and ended up allowing 5 runs to score in the 9th.  It was another gut punch of a loss in a long line for the Sox. Buchholz took the mound and pitched himself a real nice outing.  Buchholz even survived the decision to start Pedro Ciriaco in center field.  Ciriaco botched a play that ended up being a double for Longoria.  Buch got around it without any damage done.  In the 3rd there was another play that would have easily been an easy out if it was Ellsbury out there in CF, but ended up being a double.  Once again Buch got out of the inning without any damage being done.  Let's just say that the experiment of Ciriaco at CF did not work out. In the bottom of the 4th, Jacoby Ellsbury was back out there in CF where he should be.  In the top of the 6th, ...
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