He took the mound Sunday night working on 10 days of rest because of a sore AC joint in his right shoulder. He looked a little shaky at the start, going to 3-2 counts on the first two batters and walking Robinson Cano, but he quickly settled in. In five innings before the delays, Buchholz surrendered only two hits and struck out four. He threw 71 pitches, 43 strikes. In the sixth, when the grounds crew first covered the field, Buchholz’s night was over but he had added another victory to his perfect record.
Dan Shaughnessy is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.