Clay Buccholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout - all against Baltimore - leading Boston Red Sox over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night.
Buccholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one, throwing 125 pitches, two shy of his career high. It was the fourth complete game for the 27-year-old left-hander, the first since a five-hitter in an 11-0 win at Baltimore on June 4, 2010.
His only other shutout was a 10-0 victory in a no-hitter on Sept. 1, 2007, his second big league start and appearance.
Baltimore went without a hit between Ryan Flaherty's single leading off the third and Wilson Betemit's single starting the eighth. Fans gave Buccholz got a standing ovation before Chris Davis' game-ending flyout.
Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs as Boston stopped a three-game losing streak. The Orioles had been 5-0 at Fenway Park this year.
Daniel Nava had two hits, walked twice and drove in two for the Red Sox (29-28), who avoided falling below .500 for the first time s...