Recap - Price Delivers As Red Sox Sweep

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox offense provided three first-inning runs, and David Price supplied eight shutout innings as Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

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Xander Bogaerts' sacrifice fly scored Mookie Betts, and David Ortiz's 22nd home run of the season drove in Dustin Pedroia in the bottom of the opening frame. Betts singled home Sandy Leon in the second to give the Red Sox an early 4-0 lead.

Betts (3 hits) and Leon (2) had multi-hit games for Boston who enter the All-Star break with eight wins in their last ten games and four straight. The last time the Red Sox won four in a row was May 21-25.

Price (pictured) was absolutely terrific in what was arguably his best performance of the season. He allowed just four hits and struck out ten while walking just one. It was his fourth consecutive ten-K game.

Brad Ziegler made his Boston debut in the ninth and struck out two.

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