Price Makes Solid Return, Red Sox Beat Blue Bays
David Price was effective in his first start since being diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, helping the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-2 in Toronto on Saturday.
Price went 5.1 innings, allowing five hits, two runs and three walks while striking out six.
Price had been dealing with recurring numbness in his fingers and hadn't pitched since May 3.
His start April 11 against the Yankees was cut short because he couldn't feel his fingertips, and he was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Saturday at Rogers Centre, Andrew Benintendi knocked in the first run of the game with a ground-rule double to left-center field in the top of the third.
Boston took a 3-0 lead later in the inning when Hanley Ramirez homered on a fly ball to left-center.
Anthony Alford cut Toronto's deficit to 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single on a ground ball to center field.
Rafael Devers pushed the Red Sox lead to 4-1 with a line drive single to center field in the top half of the sixth.
Justin Smoak added a solo home run for Toronto in the bottom half of the inning, cutting Boston's lead to 4-2.
Benintendi added another run for the Red Sox with a single to right in the ninth.
Craig Kimbrel struck out two batters and pitched a one-two-three ninth to earn the save.