Maybe this is the start of the good streak that Bobby Valentine (and the rest of us) have been waiting for?
All things are looking better for the Sox who managed to get their third win in four games as the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 7-3.
It was thanks in large part to Clay Buchholz, as he was able to tame the potent Tigers offense, allowing five hits & three runs (two of them earned), over eight innings. It wasn't a very dominanting performance by Clay as he didn't have all his pitches working, particularlyhis curve ball but it was still more than good enough to get the victory. It's also Buchholz's first win in over a month.
The Sox offense had a balanced attack against the Tigers Max Scherzer as no one was able to have a great night but they all chipped in to put up seven runs. Carl Crawford started it with an RBI triple in the first, Pedroia hit a two run homer in the fourth to give the Sox a lead they would never relinquish. Will Middlebrooks added a two run shot in the eighth for more cushion. Poor Ryan Sweeney was the only one who did absolutely nothing as he had an 0-for-4 night.
This puts the Sox a game over .500 and are four back for one of the wild card spots. Still so close to the playoffs despite being so mediocre. Crazier things have happened.