David Price’s Strong Outing Lifts Red Sox Past Rays
David Price was spectacular in his first start of the season Friday, pitching 7 scoreless innings against the Rays as the Red Sox picked up their first win of the season.
Price, who made his first start since July 22, 2017, allowed four hits and struck out five in the Red Sox's 1-0 win.
A healthy Price would give Boston one of the top pitching duos in baseball with Chris Sale at the top of the rotation.
Price made just 11 starts last year and failed to stay healthy, an issue he traces back to an elbow injury suffered in spring training.
Boston needed solid performances from each one of its pitchers because the offense didn't provide much run support. Xander Bogaerts scored the Red Sox lone run in the seventh inning. Bogaerts doubled on a line drive to left field and then scored when the next batter, Rafael Devers, singled on a ground ball to center field.
Bogaerts has been hot at the plate to start the season, going 5-for-8 with 3 runs over the first two games.