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TORONTO — Clay Buchholz pitched brilliantly again for the Red Sox on Wednesday night, throwing seven shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in a 10-1 victory.
Buchholz is now 6-0 with a 1.01 earned run average. It’s the best start for a Red Sox pitcher since Roger Clemens had an 0.73 ERA after six starts in 1991. All Clemens did that season was win the Cy Young Award.
Buchholz stood in front of his locker after the game and answered questions from a group of reporters about his performance. As the session broke up, Buchholz laughed.
“You know what’s really good about this year?” he asked. “Not having to pitch to Mike Napoli any more.”
On a night when Buchholz was dominant, Napoli’s two mammoth home runs were the talk of the clubhouse.