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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Rays 1 – Behind solid Price start, Sox gain split

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 5-1 win over the Rays, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Price turns stopper again: Last weekend, the Red Sox had dropped the first two games of their series with the Yankees before David Price stepped up and put the brakes on their losing streak. On Saturday night, it was more of the same as the Sox had lost the first two games to the Rays. Again, Price stepped up and held Tampa Bay to a single run over six innings, dropping his ERA for the season to 2.70. "They won the game (Friday night) and they won the first game of the doubleheader,'' said Price, "so (the nightcap) was a big game for us, just to keep moving forward. We don't want to lose three games in a row, especially to a team that's ahead of us in the standings. So that's big ... I don't look at it (as being a stopper). I expect us to win every time I touch the baseball. If we've lost a couple of games before I pitch, I want to turn it around.''

Hernandez delivers on promise: Marco Hernandez has missed about two years battling a shoulder injury which necessitated two major surgeries. He's been patiently waiting