Sunday, June 9, 2019

Price To The Rescue! Red Sox Salvage Saturday Split With Rays, Win, 5-1

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David Price is now the unchallenged ace of the Red Sox staff. The lefty secured another critical 2019 win by shutting down Tampa in the 5-1 nightcap victory on Saturday. After being embarrassed 9-2 in the first game, Boston jumped ahead early 2-0 and eventually widened the lead in the fifth and sixth innings. Price went six innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits. He struck out a season-high ten. The offense was led by: Michael Chavis (1-3, BB, R, 2 RBIs); Mookie Betts (2-3, 2Rs) and Marco Hernandez (1-4, 2 RBIs). The win moves Boston to six games out behind both the Rays and The Bronx Embalmers.