The Red Sox won 6-3 in Baltimore on Thursday despite a rough start from Buchholz who pitched himself into a mess early in the contest. Buchholz, who came into the game with a 10-3 record, began the game by giving up 3 runs in the first two innings. He then was able to settle down and gave up no runs for the remainder of the game. In the meantime, his teammates began to get him some runs and were able to get him enough to earn his 11th win of the season.
The Sox got 13 hits in all in the game with surprisingly no homers. They were simply able to string together hit after hit and scored 5 runs between the 5th and 6th inning. Buchholz began to shut down batters in the 3rd inning and Aceves came in to finish them off to get to his 24th save. The win for Boston helped them avoid being swept in their series with Baltimore. They are now 58-61 on the season.
Baltimore got 8 hits, which came primarily in the first 2 innings in which they scored all three of their runs. One of those hits was a homer off the bat of Reynolds who hits his 12th homer of the season. Ayala began the game pitching alright, but fell apart and earned is 4th loss of the year. He is now 4-4 this season. Baltimore, as a team, is 64-54 overall.