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Clay Buchholz labors at start, gets no-decision in Red Sox’ 6-5 win over Twins in 11 innings

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At the end of Monday night’s 6-5 victory over the Twins in 11 innings, a game that took nearly five hours to complete, the six innings Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz pitched seemed like a footnote, a distant memory.

“Very good stuff,’’ said Sox manager John Farrell. “There were a couple of pitches that got out over the plate where, with their aggressiveness, they squared up. But he was able to work his way out of that bases-loaded jam in the first to keep this from getting too far out of hand.’’

Buchholz failed to earn the win for the first time in seven starts this year. He allowed four runs, seven hits, and two walks while striking out nine.

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