David Price held the Detroit Tigers in check into the seventh inning, improving to 11-6 on the season as the Boston Red Sox earned a 1-0 shutout win in their first game back from the All-Star break. With the win, the Red Sox moved to 69-30 on the season.
Price hurled 6.1 innings of shutout baseball, striking out five against just four hits and one walk. He dropped his ERA to 4.17 on the season in the process.
Offensively, Steve Pearce drove in the game’s only run in the first inning. The Red Sox trade acquisition made Tigers starter Matthew Boyd pay for giving up a hit to Andrew Benintendi and a walk to J.D. Martinez, lining a double to left and scoring Benintendi for all the offense Boston would need.
The Red Sox bullpen finished off the shutout for Price and the Red Sox with six strikeouts in 2.2 scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel earned his 31st save of the season with a one-hit ninth inning.
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