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Quotes, notes and stars: Farrell gives Buchholz 'a tremendous amount of credit'


Quotes, notes and stars: Farrell gives Buchholz 'a tremendous amount of credit'

Quotes, notes and stars from the Rod Sox’ 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres


"He's been amazing. He was consistent all game. It just shows what type of competitor he is. He pitched an amazing game tonight.'' - Chris Young on Clay Buchholz.

"I've been feeling good, been working hard and trying to get back into the swing of things since coming off the DL.'' - Young on his recent outburst.

"Given what Clay has done -- starting the year in the rotation, going to the bullpen, back in the rotation, back to the bullpen and now back to the rotation again -- you have to give him a tremendous amount of credit for the mental preparation and being ready to go.'' - John Farrell on Buchholz.

"I still feel like I can pitch and I can help this team out. Regardless of the role, it's part of the game. When my name's called, I try to give the team the best chance to win.'' - Buchholz on his contributions.



* Yoan Moncada struck out four times and, dating back to Monday, had fanned in seven straight at-bats.

* Red Sox pitchers have posted a 1.47 ERA on the current road trip.

* The Sox enjoyed back-to-back homers in the fourth, the fifth time they've had consecutive homers this season.

* Mookie Betts has reached base safely in the last 24 straight games.

* Betts had two singles, giving him his 58th multi-hit games, most in the big leagues.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. has six RBI in the last six games.

* The win marked the 79th time the Red Sox scored at least five runs, the most of any team in the majors.

* The Sox improved to 13-6 in interleague play this season.



1) Clay Buchholz

Filling in for the injured Steven Wright, Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, allowing just one run while not issuing a walk. As disappointing as he was in the first half, Buchholz has been quite useful since the All-Star break with a 3.09 ERA.

2) Chris Young

Following up on his homer in the ninth inning Monday, Young had a double, a two-run homer and a run-scoring fielder's choice to help pace the Red Sox offense.

3) Jackie Bradley Jr.

Bradley has been scuffling for a while, but got the Red Sox on the scoreboard with a two-run homer to right. He also walked twice, reaching base a total of three times in four plate appearances.


Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.