Rays - 000 000 000 - 0 4 0 Red Sox - 310 000 00x - 4 8 0David Price sent the Red Sox into the All-Star Break with a superb performance (8-4-0-1-10, 113). It was the first start this season in which Price did not allow a run and his seventh start (out of 19) with 10+ strikeouts.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first inning (#22). ... Mookie Betts went 3-for-4, scored Boston's first run on Xander Bogaerts's sac fly, and drove in a run. ... Sandy Leon went 2-for-3 and is batting .455. ... Brad Ziegler made his Red Sox debut in the ninth, retiring the Rays in order (with two strikeouts) on only eight pitches.
Since being annihilated by the Angels 21-2 last Saturday, the Red Sox have won six of seven games. ... Boston's next game is Friday night at Yankee Stadium III. Eduardo Rodriguez will be on the mound.
W L GB RUNDIFF Orioles 51 36 --- + 41 Red Sox 49 38 2.0 + 66 Blue Jays 51 40 2.0 + 75 Yankees 44 44 7.5 - 34 Rays 34 54 17.5 - 74
Betts, RFThe Red Sox and Blue Jays are tied for second place, 2 GB the Orioles.