Boston 2, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 29326

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 0
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 30-32 14-19 16-13 W1
Miami 32-30 17-17 15-13 L1


Red Sox 2, Marlins 1: Clay Buchholz struck out a season-high nine in seven innings to win his third straight start and Kelly Shoppach and Mike Aviles delivered two-out RBI hits in the seventh as visiting Boston snapped a four-game losing streak.

Buchholz (7-2) allowed five hits, including a solo home run to Logan Morrison in the seventh inning. The Red Sox have won twice in their last nine games – both courtesy of Buchholz.

Miami's Mark Buehrle (5-7), the all-time leader with 24 interleague victories, failed in his first attempt to defeat an American League team. The former White Sox ace allowed two runs and five hits after yielding only one hit through six innings, losing his third straight start as the Marlins fell to 1-7 on their nine-game homestand.

Boston’s Vicente Padilla allowed two singles before striking out Giancarlo Stanton to end the eighth inning. Alfredo Aceves worked around a leadoff hit in the ninth to earn his 15th save in 18 chances.

Shoppach, who is 7-for-16 with eight RBIs lifetime against Buehrle, drove in Will Middlebrooks with a double and Aviles knocked in Shoppach with a single. Marlins center fielder Chris Coghlan saved two more runs in the seventh with a full-extension diving catch of Ryan Sweeney’s short line drive to end the inning.

After Miami’s Jose Reyes led off the first inning with a triple down the left field line, Buchholz struck out the side. The Marlins also threatened in the third, but Reyes was thrown out at home by first baseman Kevin Youkilis after trying to score from second on Hanley Ramirez’s infield hit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston outfielder Daniel Nava missed his third straight game with a hand injury. … Buehrle failed to match Kenny Rogers’ record of 11 straight interleague victories. … Reyes has 15 career leadoff triples and shares the lead among active players with Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki. … Miami fell to 3-3 with the roof open at Marlins Park. ... Buchholz improved to 3-0 in four interleague starts. … Buchholz’s career high for strikeouts is 10. … Boston’s Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 and is 5-for-31 in eight games since returning to the lineup after injuring his thumb. … Stanton struck out four times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Miami
Clay Buchholz Player Mark Buehrle
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 2.57
Boston   Miami
Darnell McDonaldPlayer Omar Infante
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 0 8 .182 11 5 2 1 0 0
Miami 8 1 13 .242 11 12 1 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Marlins have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .438 after a loss.
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