BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz rebounded from a rough first game with a long two-run homer and drove in three runs to help Clay Buchholz improve to 9-0, earning the Boston Red Sox a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels Saturday night.
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Ortiz went 0 for 5, struck out twice and stranded six runners in the opener.
Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking one over 6 2-3 innings to match Arizona’s Patrick Corbin (9-0) as the majors’ only unbeaten pitcher with at least nine wins, but he left in the seventh with what the team called “neck tightness.”READ MORE: At Least 1 Killed In Gramercy Park Shooting
In the first game, Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs as the Angels beat the Red Sox 9-5 for their team-record sixth straight win at Fenway Park.
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