Posted August 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Clay Buchholz shook off a rocky start to earn his 11th win, Dustin Pedroia singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Adrian Gonzalez had two RBIs and Cody Ross chipped in with three hits to help Boston to its third win in nine games. Serving as designated hitter for the first time this season, Jacoby Ellsbury went 0 for 4 to end his 38-game hitting streak against Baltimore. After giving up three runs and six hits over the first two innings, Buchholz (11-3) kept the Orioles at bay while the Red Sox rebounded from a 3-1 deficit. The right-hander ended up allowing three runs, eight hits and three walks over eight innings.

Clay Buchholz Makes History Striking Out the Side on Nine Pitches Against Baltimore (Video)

The sixth inning of Thursday's game was a pivotal one for Clay Buchholz. The Sox had just scored three runs to grab a 6-3 lead, but the Orioles had the heart of their order due up in the bottom of the frame. Buchholz couldn't afford to give any momentum back to Baltimore, and he needed to come up big. He did just that, in historic fashion. Buchholz struck out the side on...

Buchholz's Perfect Sixth Inning; Nine Pitches, Nine Strikes

The Boston Red Sox may be a huge disappointment this year, but they had a bright spot last night in pitcher Clay Buchholz. Clay Buchholz pitched an absolute perfect, flawless sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles. Nine pitches, nine strikes, three strikeouts. Your browser does not support iframes. According to STATS Inc., this was only the 47th time in MLB history that a pitcher...

Red Sox Need Clay Buchholz to Keep Winning, Picking Up Slack From Early-Season Woes (Video)

Clay Buchholz has been great for the Red Sox lately. Which is exactly what they've needed. At the start of this season, Buchholz was a bit of the black sheep on the Red Sox staff, picking up wins while not pitching particularly well. Now, he's earning each and every one and dominating in the process. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is pulling for Clay to keep stepping up for...

Clay Buchholz Spells 'Clutch' His Own Special Way in Win Over Baltimore (Video)

Just when things couldn't possibly sink any lower... Clay Buchholz takes the mound and totally redeems the Red Sox. Buchholz was stellar and boy, did he need to be. After falling behind early, the Red Sox starter put the clamps down on Baltimore and allowed Boston to claw their way back into things, eventually take the lead and ultimately win. It didn't hurt that he made...

Clay Buchholz has a perfect inning: Three strikeouts on nine pitches

Sox Not Even Worth Watching

Not even a strong outing by Clay Buchholz could raise the spirits of Sox fans last night. Watching the 2012 Boston Red Sox has become a liability to both the health and sanity of their fans, particularly in recent weeks with stories about their dysfunctional clubhouse being published on a seemingly daily basis. The unfortunate thing is it’s been this way since the start of the...

Red Sox News & Notes - 8/17

I'm going to have to be brief this morning as I'm sitting in the terminal at Bradley International Airport. As of late, whenever the Boston Red Sox have needed a big game from a starting pitcher, Clay Buchholz has stepped up and now looks like the true leader of the staff. Despite a rough start, he settled down and the offense picked him up in a 6-3 win over the Baltimore...

Boston Red Sox: Drama, disappointing play have ruined 2012

Johnny Pesky died this week.  He was 92 years old.  Pesky was a Red Sox legend and a fixture in the team’s dugout for decades.  He had a fair/ foul pole named after him.  His visage was as symbolic of the team as any logo.  What better way to pay tribute to his memory than to have yet another putrid, pathetic, childish bout of finger-pointing? Pesky’s passing did little...

Birthday Boy Dustin Pedroia Hinting at New Model of Success for Red Sox (Video)

Happy birthday, Dustin Pedroia! The Red Sox second baseman celebrated on Friday night by launching a three-run home run into the Yankee Stadium seats, giving the Red Sox a 4-3 lead early in the game. It's the second time that the Red Sox have had success from a player on his birthday -- Carl Crawford being the other -- and NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is wondering if the Sox...

Red Sox's Pedroia denies wanting Valentine ousted

If Dustin Pedroia and his Boston Red Sox teammates did go to management in late July demanding that manager Bobby Valentine be removed from the job, they aren’t admitting it. After a Yahoo Sports story indicated that Boston players were critical of Valentine during a meeting with team executives on July 26 in New York, Pedroia distanced himself from the report Tuesday night after...

Dustin Pedroia Right to Place Blame With Players, Not Bobby Valentine, for Team's Disappointing Year

The time for words is over. The Red Sox can no longer blame their struggles on the specter of last September hanging over their season, on the difficulty of adjusting to Bobby Valentine's managerial style or on the multitude of rumors floating around. After 117 games, the blame can only be focused on one place: the performance of the team on the field. Which is exactly where...

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Can You Pivot When You're Underground?

For what seems like the 19th time this season, the Sox had a chance to reassert themselves this week. The Olympics ended, leaving the Sox as the only game in town, and the memory of Johnny Pesky generated some warm feelings toward the team.Then they lost three out of four, and much of the oxygen in the room was taken up not by those losses, which have become too routine, but by a...

Yankees use home runs to down Red Sox

NEW YORK -- Dustin Pedroia rounded first, then stopped, hopping up and down in frustration, as he suddenly had no chance to keep moving forward. Neither did the struggling Boston Red Sox for another night as New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson caught Pedroia's eighth-inning bid for a game-tying, second home run at the warning track. Instead, Nick Swisher'...

Bonus Quote of the Day

"I'm not going to blame anything on Bobby, and I don't think anyone else is. It's on the players. Last year wasn't on Tito. I know he took it hard. We all did. I mean, geez. It's on the players." -Dustin Pedroia denying he wanted Bobby Valentine fired.
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