David Price delivered one of his best starts of 2018 and Xander Bogaerts ripped his 10th home run of the year to help the Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 Thursday night at Safeco Field in the opening game of the four-game weekend series.
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Price (pictured) went seven innings - his longest outing since a complete game May 17 - scattering five hits. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
The lefty improved his record to 8-4 and is 6-0 over his last seven starts.
Boston took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI double by Jackie Bradley Jr. Seattle tied the game in the fifth before Bogaerts put the Red Sox ahead with his solo home run in the top of the sixth.
Joe Kelly pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel - with help from Bogaerts on a nifty game-ending double play - notched his 22nd save of the year.
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