Clay Buchholz was superb over seven innings, stranding the bases loaded once and throwing a career-high 127 pitches.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia accounted for all the offense needed, banging a ball off the wall driving in Carl Crawford from first in the eighth. Daniel Bard picked up the win and Jonathan Papelbon looked like the Pap of 2007 striking out the last two hitters with the tying run on third. That runner was Victor Martinez, who returned to Fenway and received a nice ovation from the fans in his first at-bat.
The word on Daisuke Matsuzaka's injury is that he might be out for at least month, and the possibility of Tommy John surgery is not out of the question.
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