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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Not exactly how an "ace" is supposed to pitch.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Despite being handed a 5-1 lead after one inning, Red Sox starter David Price (pictured) couldn't get through the fourth inning as the Rays went on to beat the Red Sox 12-8 on Thursday afternoon to close out the Fenway Park homestand.

Price went 3.2 innings, charged with 8 runs (7 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. He allowed a pair of home runs.

Tampa grabbed a run in the top of the first, but the Red Sox charged back with five including a pair on Dustin Pedroia's first home run of the year.

The Red Sox rallied for two more runs on a two-run homer by Mookie Betts in the bottom of the sixth, and tied the game in the seventh on an RBI double by Travis Shaw.

Tampa pushed across the winning run in the top of the 8th on a double by Steven Souza Jr. Tampa Bay added three more runs in the ninth.

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Jim Monaghan 4/21/2016 06:31:00 PM Edit
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