Recap - Price Disappointing Again In Sox Loss

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

A late rally by the Minnesota Twins pushed them to an 11-9 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Minnesota took advantage of a wind-blown triple in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Boston tied the score in the bottom of the inning on a David Ortiz sacrifice fly only to see the Twins add three more in the top of the second inning.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
The Red Sox roared back in the bottom of the frame with five runs, three of them on one swing of the bat by Hanley Ramirez (pictured), his twelfth home run of the year.

Jackie Bradley Jr. extended the lead to 7-4 with an RBI double in the fourth.

After the teams traded runs in the sixth, Minnesota took a 10-8 lead with five two-out runs in the seventh.

Price went 5.2 innings in the no-decision outing, allowing five runs on eleven hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. Once again, it was not the kind of performance you expect or need from your team's "ace."

The bullpen didn't fare much better. Clay Buchholz, Tommy Layne, and Heath Hembree combined to allow six runs on eight hits and one walk over just 1.1 innings.

Xander Bogaerts led Boston with four hits. David Ortiz and JBJ each had three in the loss.

Hembree was optioned back to Pawtucket after the game; it is expected that Joe Kelly will be brought up.

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