On a night when the Red Sox offense was held to just four hits, it was going to take a top pitching performance to put another "W" on the board.
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David Price delivered just that, going seven strong innings in Boston's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Price (pictured) was sharp, scattering five hits and walking just two while striking out eight to improve his record to 13-6.
Back-to-back doubles by Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland pushed the first Boston run across in the bottom of the first, followed by three consecutive walks to drive in the second run.
In an inning that featured Mitch Moreland and J.D. Martinez stealing a base, it was probably only fitting that the frame should end with an attempted double steal that resulted in both Red Sox runners getting out.
Martinez hit his 38th home run of the year in the third for the final run.
Benintendi had two of Boston's four hits.
The Red Sox are now 52 games over .500 and maintained their 10.5 game lead over the Yankees in the American League Eastern Division..
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