David Price Faces Rough Reception In Homecoming, Rays Blank Red Sox 4-0
Seven scoreless innings from Matt Moore and an off-performance from David Price was all the Tampa Bay Rays needed to spoil the Red Sox left-hander’s return to St. Petersburg.
Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer returned from a three-week stretch on the disabled list to homer and drive in two runs, leading Tampa Bay to a 4-0 win over Boston, making Price 1-3 lifetime against his former club.
Guyer missed 23 games due to a hamstring strain, but returned to the lineup Wednesday and promptly homered in the second inning to give the Rays the lead and then made it 4-0 after a double down the left field line in the third.
Moore carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning until it was broken up by Christian Vasquez who singled to lead off the inning.
Bogaerts on Matt Moore: “He pitched really well today. He kept us off-balance. He was like the Matt Moore he used to be.”
— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) June 29, 2016
Price allowed four earned runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings, walking one batter and striking out 10.
The only threat the Red Sox posed all afternoon came in the sixth following the Vasquez single. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts both singled to load the bases on Moore with only one out. But David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez both flied out to end the threat.
It was the second time in 2016 that Price was defeated by his former team.
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