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David Price and J.D Martinez carry Red Sox past Rays

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David Price and J.D Martinez carry Red Sox past Rays

BOSTON (AP) David Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday night for their 17th victory in 20 games. 
 Mitch Moreland added an RBI double during Bostons four-run first inning. The Red Sox, who own the majors best record, improved to a season-high 52 games over .500 and maintained their 10 -game lead over the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East. 
 C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer for the Rays. Tampa Bay fell to 4-11 against Boston this season. 
 Price (13-6) gave up two runs on five hits, striking out eight, walking two and hitting a batter. He is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his five starts since the All-Star break. 
 Tyler Glasnow (0-1), making his fourth start since being acquired from Pittsburgh at the non-wavier trading deadline, gave up five runs, four earned, and three hits. He walked three and struck out four in 6 2/3 innings. 
 Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his 37th save. 
 The Red Sox took advantage of Glasnows wildness to jump ahead 4-0 in the first. Morelands RBI double made it 1-0 before Martinez and Xander Bogaerts walked to load the bases. The righty then walked Ian Kinsler, forcing in a run. 
 First baseman Jake Bauers then fired Brock Holts grounder into left field attempting a force at second and two runs scored, making it 4-0. 
 In the third, Martinez homered into Bostons bullpen. 
 Crons homer cleared the Green Monster and left Fenway Park completely in the sixth. 
 Tampa Bays Carlos Gomez advanced to third when it was left uncovered on a popup that was caught between first and the plate in the first inning. 
 With Kinsler on second and Holt on first in the first, Kinsler got caught trying to steal third too quickly when Glasnow stepped off and got him in a rundown. Holt was unsure where to go, standing between first and second before he was tagged out in a rundown for an inning-ending double play. 
 Three innings later, Tampa Bays Tommy Pham was doubled off second on a fly ball to the left-field warning track. 
 The Red Sox improved their home record to a majors best 44-15. 
 Rays: C Jesus Sucre missed his fourth straight game with a sore right wrist. 
 Red Sox: Ace lefty Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day disabled list for the second time in nearly three weeks with mild inflammation in his left shoulder. Its definitely less than it was last time, Sale said. . LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (DL since July 15, sprained right ankle) is scheduled to make a rehab start on Monday. 
 Rays: Manager Kevin Cash hadnt named his starter for Sundays series finale. 
 Red Sox: RHP Hector Velazquez (7-0, 2.77 ERA) will take Sales turn.


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Added On: August 18, 2018, 11:47 pm EDT

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