Price Becomes AL’s First 12 Game Winner At Sox Expense

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – David Price pitched into the eighth

inning to become the AL's first 12-game winner and fellow All-Star

Evan Longoria ended the longest homerless drought of his career to

help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 to

finish a three-game sweep Wednesday night.

Price (12-4) allowed two runs, including Mike Cameron's solo

homer, while scattering eight hits, walking one and striking out 10

over 7 2-3 innings. The Rays used three pitchers to get the final

four outs, with Matt Garza making his first relief appearance in

three years and earning his first save.

Longoria's 13th homer of the season – a solo shot in the fourth

inning off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (3-7) – was his first since

June 15 against Atlanta.