Recap - Sox Roll Into First Place Behind Price, Shaw

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Travis Shaw homered and drove in three runs, and David Price won his sixth straight as the Red Sox beat the Padres 7-2 at Petco Park.

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The win, Boston's sixth in their last ten games, combined with the Blue Jays losing to the Yankees moved the Red Sox into sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Price went seven innings in improving his record to 15-8. He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter as his ERA dropped to 3.92, the lowest it's been since Opening Day.

Shaw (pictured) gave Boston a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning with his sixteenth home run of the year, driving in Jackie Bradley Jr. After the Padres tied the game in the third, Shaw's fourth-inning single drove JBJ in to give the Sox a 3-2 lead.

Dustin Pedroia added to the lead with a two-run double in the fourth. Hanley Ramirez and Brock Holt each hit solo home runs to complete the Boston scoring.

Koji Uehara made his return with a scoreless eighth inning striking out two. Brad Ziegler and Craig Kimbrel closed out the ninth.

The Red Sox are off on Thursday and open a weekend series Friday in Toronto. Boston will face all AL East teams the remainder of the season.

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