Recap - Price too much for Sox again

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

David Price held the Red Sox to just one run on two hits over 7.1 innings as Tampa Bay beat Boston 2-1 at Fenway Park. The loss dropped the Sox into second place, one-half game behind the Rays.

Given the amount of base runners the Rays had - two on in each of the first five innings off Red Sox starter Felix Doubront - it was actually surprising that the Sox weren't down by more. Doubront allowed eight hits, walked three and hit a batter over five innings and yet only allowed single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Brandon Snyder (pictured) put the Sox on the board with a solo home run off Price in the bottom of the sixth that just wrapped around the Pesky Pole in right.

The Red Sox had chances late but Daniel Nava was thrown out at the plate attempting to score on a fly ball in the bottom of the eighth, and Mike Napoli struck out with two out and runners at second and third in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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