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Final: Red Sox 5, Rays 2 — Bats sluggish, but Price guts it out

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Sean Sweeney here at Fenway, where the tarp is off. We'll keep you up to date with what's happening here in the Back Bay. Of course, the big story tonight is Chris Sale returning to the disabled list.

WHO: Tampa Bay Rays (62-60) at Red Sox (87-36)
WHERE: Fenway Park
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NESN/93.7 FM/Am 1490 (Spanish)
STARTING PITCHING: LHP David Price (12-6, 3.75) vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 2.25 in AL)
WHAT’S UP: The Red Sox are 28-3 with Sandy Leon in the battery. ... The Sox are 30-2 when Jackie Bradley Jr. records at least one RBI. ... Boston needs to go 19-20 the rest of the way to break the franchise's single-season mark for wins (105) in a season. ... With the Yankees' 11-6 win over Toronto earlier today, the Sox currently have a 10-game lead in the division. ... Boston has won each of David Price's last six starts and are 14-2 in his last 16. He has a 1.03 ERA since the All-Star break, which is the lowest in the American League. He's also allowed two runs or fewer in each of his four starts since the break. ... Price is 4-4 with a 3.32 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) against his former team, including four scoreless outings in his last seven starts. ... In the last two games, the Rays have scored a combined five runs in the first inning and one run after that. ... The Rays are 4-10 against the Red Sox this season (2-5 at home, 2-5 on the road). Seven of the 14 games have been decided by one run (1-6) and nine have been decided by two runs or fewer (2-7). Last night’s loss clinched a third consecutive losing series against the Red Sox for the first time since 2005-07. ... Glasnow is the fifth pitcher in club history standing 6’8” or taller, according to Baseball Reference, following Jeff Niemann (6’9”), Adam Russell (6’8”), Mark Hendrickson (6’9”) and Billy Taylor (6’8”). ... Glasnow, acquired from the Pirates for Chris Archer, is the first pitcher in club history to begin his Rays career with three consecutive starts of 2 hits or fewer and 1 run or fewer