FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched six solid innings in the Boston Red Sox's 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday.
The game was tied 1-all until the Red Sox broke through against Mike McDougal in the sixth. Tug Hulett scored on the second of back-to-back wild pitches, Angel Sanchez and Bill Hall had RBI singles before Jason Varitek had a three-run double.
Buchholz allowed just one run on two hits and a walk. Both hits came in the first inning and Buchholz retired the final 16 Nationals he faced.