Thursday, May 19, 2016

'Price-Stopper' Ends Red Sox Skid In 5-2 Win Over KC

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OK, that's the David Price we thought we were getting. In the nightcap of a double-header (Boston lost Game 1, 3-2), the big lefty went a solid 7 1/3 innings—giving up just five hits and two earned runs. In gaining his sixth win, Price walked only one and struck out five—commanding his full pitching repertoire in the 5-2 victory. Both Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts slugged their seventh home run (both solos) to lead the Red Sox offense. But it was Christian Vazquez who struck the telling blow—a two-run single in the sixth—giving Price a wider cushion. The young backstop had two hits and three RBIs on the night. Boston salvaged one game in the series and now heads back to Fenway Park to play Terry Francona's Tribe.