Clay Buchholz returned the mound for the first time since June 8 and held Tampa Bay to just 3 hits over 5 innings and struck out 6 in a 2-0 Red Sox win. The Sox managed to get 2 runs off David Price in the 5th inning as Jonny Gomes and Jared Saltalamacchia each picked up an RBI.

The win reduced Boston's magic number to clinch the division to 10 as their lead in the AL East over the Rays is now 8.5 games.