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MLB: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 0

April 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Clay Buchholz took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and Mike Napoli triggered a four-run uprising for the Boston Red Sox Sunday in a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.

Buchholz (3-0) didn't allow a hit until Kelly Johnson led off the eighth with a broken-bat single. He retired the next three batters and reliever Andrew Miller closed the door in the ninth in a non-save situation to preserve Buchholz's third straight win to begin the season.

The right-hander, who has yielded only one run over 22 innings through the three starts, struck out 11 while working around four walks.

Napoli's two-run double in the third inning broke a scoreless tie and the Red Sox went to on to score twice more in the frame to grab control of the game, going on to even their rain-shortened three-game series.

Alex Cobb (1-1) absorbed the loss for the Rays, surrendering four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

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