April feels like eons ago, which is excellent news for Clay Buchholz. It's also encouraging for the Red Sox as they look ahead to 2013.

Continuing a second-half run that long ago established him as the team's best starter, Buchholz delivered another strong outing in a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays yesterday.

Though Buchholz took a no-decision, he limited the Jays to two runs (one earned) in seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out five.