In a rematch of his last outing, Clay Buchholz was opposed by the Rays' Cy Young contender David Price. In his last game, Buchholz escaped with a no-decision while the Red Sox suffered the loss in Tampa Bay on Thursday. Buchholz was not as fortunate Tuesday night at Fenway Park, as he took the loss as the Sox again fell to the Rays, 5-2. Buchholz went six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. His record fell to 11-7 while his ERA rose to 4.22. The Rays did all their damage in two innings. After a 1-2-3 first inning, Buchholz walked Evan Longoria and Luke Scott to lead off the second – Scott on four pitches. Jeff Keppinger followed that with a first-pitch home run giving the Rays all the runs they would need.
After another loss, all Buchholz can do is look towards 2013
NBC Sports Boston | Sep 26