BOSTON – David Price helped the Red Sox turn things around against the Tampa Bay Rays, tossing six strong innings of work in Boston’s 5-1 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader.
The left-hander struck out 10 men, allowed five hits, and walked two hitters as he improved to 4-2 on the season. Price was charged with one run.
After scoring just three runs in the first two games of the series, the Red Sox got their bats going in the third inning on a two-RBI double by Michael Chavis.
A 2-run double worth journaling about. pic.twitter.com/4JnV4iUoTG— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 8, 2019
Xander Bogaerts would drive in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
Marco Hernandez, making his first big league start since undergoing shoulder surgery in 2017, had a two-run double in the sixth inning to help put the game out of reach.
Marco Hernández rips a 2-run double off the Monster! pic.twitter.com/24ldGEH3P7— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 9, 2019
J.D. Martinez missed both games on Saturday with back spasms. There is no word on when he might return to the Red Sox lineup.
The Red Sox will look for a split of the four-game series on Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez (6.3, 4.88 ERA) will take the ball against reigning American League Cy Young award-winner Blake Snell (3-5, 3.68 ERA).