Boston Red Sox manager, John Farrell, third from left, looks to the bullpen as players, from left, Sandy Leon, Mike Napoli, Pablo Sandoval, Xander Bogaerts, partially hidden, and Brock Holt wait for a relief pitcher after Clay Buchholz left the baseball g
Michael Dwyer
July 10, 2015

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has left his start against the New York Yankees in the third inning with tightness in his throwing elbow.

Buchholz looked toward the dugout after throwing a cut fastball to Stephen Drew for a ball that was clocked at 84 mph Friday night. After a brief consultation with manager John Farrell and the trainer, Buchholz walked off the field with runners at second and third and one out.

Buchholz gave up a solo home run to Alex Rodriguez in the first inning and left trailing 1-0. The Yankees scored three unearned runs after he departed in the third to take a 4-0 lead.

Buchholz had posted a 0.87 ERA while winning his previous four consecutive starts.

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