Red Sox shut down, stay in second place - Metro US

Red Sox shut down, stay in second place

David Price threw eight shutout innings, B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 4-0 yesterday, keeping Boston in second place in the AL East.

The loss dropped the Sox (74-48) a full game behind the Yankees going into New York’s late game last night.

Boston is at Kansas City tonight. They should have some offense to spare — after all, they didn’t use any of it yesterday.

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Price was brilliant in eight innings of three-hit ball. Kyle Farnsworth finished the Sox off with a perfect ninth.

John Lackey was decent on the mound for Boston, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work.

Johnny Damon scored the eventual game-winning run in the first, coming home on a groundout.

Upton and Longoria added insurance with homers in the fourth and fifth, and Ben Zobrist plated a run in the seventh.

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