Rays Beat Red Sox Behind Strong Outing From David Price

Price pitches into 7th, Rays beat Red Sox 7-4

      FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – In his longest outing of the spring,
Tampa Bay ace David Price pitched into the seventh inning to help
the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Tuesday night.
      Dan Johnson hit his fourth homer, a two-run shot, and former Red
Sox star Manny Ramirez scored a run in his first return to City of
Palms Park since 2008.
      John Lackey took the loss for Boston, giving up five runs and
six hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked three and struck out four
while throwing 96 pitches, 57 strikes.
      Price went 6 1-3 innings, allowing one run and five hits with
two walks and seven strikeouts. He threw 103 pitches, 61 for
strikes.
      The 2010 AL Cy Young Award runner-up will get one more
Grapefruit League start, expected to be a short tuneup before the
April 1 season opener against Baltimore.
      
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