NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed two hits in an abbreviated shutout and the Boston Red Sox got home runs from David Ortiz and Jose Iglesias in a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees that was stopped after 5½ innings because of rain Sunday night.

Buchholz (8-0) outpitched Hiroki Kuroda and was pulled after the second of three weather delays.

Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller was announced into the game and was warming up on the mound when play was abruptly halted again, but Buchholz would be credited with a complete game because Miller never faced a batter, according to official scorer Jordan Sprechman.

Just before that, the game had resumed for all of 4 minutes before heavy rain returned.

Boston took two of three at Yankee Stadium for the second time this season and left town with a 2½-game lead in the AL East over Baltimore. The Yankees fell into a third-place tie with Tampa Bay, three games back.


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