Buchholz out; Wakefield in

The Yankees pursuit of the AL East title just got easier: The Red Sox just announced rhp Clay Buchholz, scheduled to start Saturday against A.J. Burnett, has been scratched due to a stiff lower back and would be replaced by Tim Wakefield. Buchholz record this year is 17-7, his ERA 2.33; the 44-year-old Wakefield is 4-10 with a 5.20 ERA.