David Price allowed nine runs (seven earned) in just 3.2 innings as the Texas Rangers pounded the Boston Red Sox by an 11-5 score on Thursday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Manager Alex Cora pulled Price from the game in the bottom of the fourth inning after he issued a bases-loaded walk to Rangers second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa to make it 6-3 Rangers. Replacement Hector Velazquez only made things worse, throwing a wild pitch to score another run then allowing a three-run home run to Nomar Mazara.
Mookie Betts hit his league-leading 12th home run in the losing effort.
Up Next: The Red Sox will try to rebound against the Rangers on Friday, with Rick Porcello (4-0, 2.23 ERA) taking on 44-year-old Bartolo Colon (1-0, 2.87 ERA).
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