Price (12-6) tossed six scoreless innings in a win over the Orioles on Saturday. He allowed five hits and struck out a season-high 10. It was a dominant performance for the lefty, who only allowed two runners to reach as far as second base. Price has thrown five straight quality starts, posting a 1.64 ERA over that stretch while striking out a batter per inning. The strong run has seen his ERA drop to 3.75, while his K/9 sits at 8.98. He'll try to keep the momentum going next Friday or Saturday against the Rays.
Price allowed one run on eight hits and one walk across eight innings in a no-decision Monday against the Phillies. He struck out five. Price gave up a run on two hits in the second inning, but he scattered baserunners to great effect the rest of the way. He completed eight innings for just the second time this season and efficiently used just 97 pitches to achieve the task. Though he only induced eight swinging strikes, Price supported his cause with 11 groundball outs. Price easily pitched well enough to win in this one and will take a 3.97 ERA into this weekend's matchup with the Yankees.
Price will take the mound against the Phillies on Monday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. As expected, manager Alex Cora won't shuffle around the rotation after Price only threw 14 pitches during Wednesday's suspended contest. This keeps him in line to take the hill against the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball on Aug. 5.
Price isn't expected to make his next start until Monday or Tuesday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports. Price looked well on his way to his 12th win of the season when the Red Sox rolled to an early 5-0 lead in his start Wednesday against the Orioles, only for a two-hour, 33-minute rain delay to ensue in the second inning. After that time lapsed, officials decided to postpone the contest, wiping out all statistics accrued beforehand. Price only threw 14 pitches in the contest, but it appears the Red Sox don't intend to go back to him again this week in order to keep him in line to start Aug. 5 against the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball. Brian Johnson, Chris Sale, Rick Porcello and Nathan Eovaldi are listed as the Red Sox's probable starters for the four-game set against the Twins that begins Thursday, which likely means Price's next turn won't come until the two-game set with Philadelphia.
Price (11-6) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings Friday, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out five as he notched the win over Detroit. Price managed to toss his third scoreless outing of the season, with his last coming back on April 5 against Tampa Bay. Despite a rough start to the month of July (9.20 ERA over his previous three performances), Price appears ready to turn things around following the All-Star break. He's slated to take the hill next Wednesday against Baltimore.