Clay Buchholz made his first start for Boston since June 26th when he suffered an injury to his leg while running the bases in an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants. (I didn't hear anyone from the Red Sox complaining about AL pitchers having to run in interleague games, unlike the Steinbrenner's did when Chein-Ming Wang hurt his leg in 2008 in such a game.) He was a little rusty. His velocity was there, but not so for location. He was pulled after 4 IP and 87 pitches after giving up 5 runs, all earned.
Jed Lowrie made his long awaited return to the Boston Red Sox line-up and fared a bit better. He went 1/2, drew 2 BB's, scored once and knocked one in. He also made a throwing error. Adrian Beltre hammered his 16th HR of the season while going 3/4 and driving in 3 runs.
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