Saturday, July 21, 2018

David Price Gem Vaults Red Sox To 5.5 Game Division Edge, Beat Tabbys, 1-0

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David Price delivered a gem to start the second half of the 2018 season—going 6.1 innings, while giving up just four hits and no runs in Boston's eventual 1-0 victory. He got caught in a few jams (so it was probably more accurately a "flawed" gem), but it was enough to push the Red Sox to a 5.5 game lead in the American League East—as The Bronx Embalmers fell at home, 7-5. The Boston "offense" (such as it was) was led by Steve Pearce—whose first-inning RBI double was all she wrote. Only Andrew Benintendi (2-3, BB, R) and Pearce (2-4, RBI) had multiple-hit games. Red Sox batters struck out 10 tines and left 9 men on. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth to get his 31st save of the year. By the way, for perspective, from 2012-2018 only two American League pitchers have compiled 97 wins—Price and Chris Sale.