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Buchholz shines as Red Sox down Yankees

9:58 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Clay Buchholz threw seven strong innings and received plenty of offensive support from his Boston teammates, as the Red Sox cruised to a second straight win over the rival New York Yankees with a 7-4 decision.

Buchholz (1-0) held the Yankees to one run and six hits in a sharp first effort of the season, and the Red Sox staked the right-hander to a comfortable 6-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings.

Boston pounded out 13 hits on the night, with Daniel Nava, Dustin Pedroia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Shane Victorino each collecting two while driving in a run.

Jacoby Ellsbury added a two-run single for the Red Sox, who got their 2013 campaign off to an excellent beginning with Monday's 8-2 triumph at Yankee Stadium.

Vernon Wells' three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth was one of few bright spots for New York, which lost starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to an injured right hand after being struck by a Victorino line drive in the top of the second.

Kuroda (0-1) was charged with two runs and surrendered four hits before being forced to exit with one out in the second.

Wells ended 3-for-4 for the Yankees, with Travis Hafner delivering a solo homer in the setback.

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