Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1

TORONTO - The Red Sox gave Clay Buchholz a start last night to reward him, because they want him to know, through their actions, he is an important part of the team’s near and distant future.

As the game wore on, Buchholz made clear the Sox had also given also him a showcase to display what he has spent half a season believing: He may pitch in Triple A, but he is no longer a minor leaguer.

Buchholz sparked the symbolic second half of the season by confounding the Toront...