When he walked into the dugout after retiring the side in the fifth inning of the Red Sox’s 9-2 win over the Yankees Sunday night at Fenway park, Clay Buchholz glanced around and waited for John Farrell to look at him.
He knows the look.
It’s the one the manager gives a pitcher when his night is done, and since Buchholz was making just his second start since spending two months on the disabled list with a neck strain, he had good reason to believe the look was coming.
Even though he allowed just one run on two hits, he was at 82 pitches, eight more than he threw against Tampa Bay last Tuesday. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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