06/08/2012 01:48 EDT | Updated 08/07/2012 05:12 EDT

American League Capsules: Buchholz has shutout in Red Sox 7-0 win over Orioles

BOSTON - Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout — all against Baltimore — leading Boston Red Sox over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night.

Buchholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one. His other complete games were a five-hitter in an 11-0 win on June 4, 2010, and a no-hitter on Sept. 1, 2007, his second big league start and appearance.

Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs as Boston stopped a three-game losing streak. The Orioles had been 5-0 at Fenway Park this year.

Brian Matusz (5-6) allowed five runs — four earned — four hits and five walks in two-plus innings.


CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Hudson singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the White Sox to the victory.

Dayan Viciedo sparked the winning rally with a one-out single against Francisco Cordero (1-3). He advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Hudson's hit.

Addison Reed earned his first major league win as Chicago avoided a sweep and improved to 15-4 in its last 19 games.

Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs for the White Sox.


NEW YORK (AP) — David Price struck out eight over five scrappy innings to become the AL leader in wins and Tampa Bay averted a three-game series sweep.

Price (8-3) finished his night by retiring two of the Yankees' most dangerous hitters with the bases loaded. Alex Rodriguez struck out after an 11-pitch at bat and Robinson Cano grounded out in six more, ending New York's best threat to cut into a four-run lead.

CC Sabathia (7-3) struck out 12 and matched a season high with 121 pitches for the Yankees, who lost for the fourth time in their last 14 games. Russell Martin of Chelsea, Que., homered in the ninth.


DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered, Brennan Boesch broke out of a slump with a pair of hits and Casey Crosby earned his first major league win.

Cleveland nearly rallied from a 7-1 deficit but, with the Tigers leading by two, the Indians left the bases loaded in the seventh and two on in the eighth.

Detroit avoided a three-game sweep and beat the Indians for the first time in six meetings this year.

Crosby (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings in his second career start. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.

Derek Lowe (7-4) allowed seven runs and nine hits in five innings.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and Oakland won a series for the first time since May 4-6 against Tampa Bay. The Athletics outscored the Rangers 24-8 in winning three of the four games.

Brandon McCarthy (5-3) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to improve to 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his past six starts. Yu Darvish (7-4) gave up six runs, six hits and six walks in 5 1-3 innings as Texas lost for the seventh time in nine games.