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
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
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
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
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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