The Sox put up a sort of lifeless effort against the slumping Orioles last night losing 4-1. RHP Clay Buchholtz was out dueled by 23-year-old rookie lefthander Zach Britton.
Clay Buchholz (1-3, 5.33 ERA) allowed four runs (the last three on sacrifice flies) and recorded five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings before handing it over to Hideki Okajima.
Britton (4-1, 2.84 ERA) became the first rookie starter in franchise history to win four games in April. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks in six innings with a pair of strikeouts.