Adam Lind and the Blue Jays came out firing, beating Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox, 8-7, on Tuesday. However, the Red Sox will cry themselves all the way into the post season, as the Angels worked their magic on the Texas Rangers, sealing a wildcard playoff berth for the Bo Sox.
After a dominant start to the month, Clay Buchholz recorded his second less than stellar start, going eight hits and seven earned runs over five innings. Toronto took advantage of his missteps, launching five home runs off the young righty, with six bombs overall for the evening. Designated Hitter Adam Lind recorded three of the six.
The Red Sox were only able to muster two runs over the first seven innings, before opening up with a five run eighth. J.D. Drew had the only Red Sox home run of the night, but Jason Bay would not be outdone, adding two runs of his own.
Tonight’s “I Know You Usually Give This Award to Only Red Sox Players, But I’m Going To Go Ahead and Take This One Anyway” goes to Adam Lind. Three home runs? Seriously?
Next game – 9/30 BOS vs. TOR – Wakefield / Halladay