Beating the Angels in the second game, Buchholz improved to 9-0, with a 1.71 ERA -- tied for the major league lead in wins and ERA. He went 6 2/3 innings giving up two runs. He is only the second Sox pitcher all-time to be undefeated in his first 12 starts of a season. Roger Clemens was 11-0 through 12 starts in 1986, the year he won the Cy Young Award.
Buchholz (neck) to be evaluated by team doctors
June 9, 2013, 12:30 pm
BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz is still sore this morning, but the Red Sox are waiting for him to be evaluated by team doctors, manager John Farrell said.
Buchholz left the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Angels in the seventh inning with tightness in his neck. The discomfort resulted from two awkward fielding plays he made earlier in the game, Buchholz said.
“We’ll have more of an update as the morning progresses here,” Farrell said. “But as anticipated after last night, it’s not uncommon that he would feel the soreness that he does. So without getting too much into detail we’ve got to wait for the exam to take place here this morning.