Red Sox rally in 9th, Price helps 3-hit Rays in 4-1 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox didn't need much offense to win their fourth straight game Wednesday night.

The 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was accomplished with six strong innings from David Price and a three-run ninth sparked by an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts. The Rays, who have lost nine of 12 to the Red Sox this season, contributed an error, a wild pitch and a passed ball to the big inning.

''That's us coming together as a team,'' said Mookie Betts, whose three-run homer won Tuesday night's game. ''Today we had great pitching. I don't think there were many good swings on (Price's) pitches. He did everything today.''

Price pitched three-hit ball, allowing a run while striking out nine. Joe Kelly (3-0) got the win and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 15th save.

It was 1-1 when Bogaerts got up to bat in the ninth after a throwing error by shortstop Willy Adames. Bogaerts doubled into the left field corner off Alex Colome (2-5) to drive in J.D. Martinez. After a wild pitch, Eduardo Nunez drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Boston tacked on another on a passed ball.

''You know it's my fault in the ninth making that error,'' said Adames, who was playing only his second major league game. ''It's a tough for me with that error and getting the L for the team.''

Adames had thrown out Nunez at the plate after a two-out double by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fifth, preserving a scoreless tie.

The Rays did not get a runner into scoring position until the sixth, when C.J. Cron doubled off the center field wall, their third and final hit. That hit drove in Denard Span following a leadoff walk.

Price, who had won his two preceding starts, left after throwing 90 pitches in six innings.

''The last inning was a high-leverage, stressful inning and we felt good with the six,'' explained manager Alex Cora.

Christian Vazquez got Boston on the board in the sixth, singling off starter Chris Archer and later scoring when Hanley Ramirez bounced into a bases-loaded double play.

Archer has won only one of his last 20 starts against Boston. He gave up one run, four hits and three walks in six innings, striking out six.

The game featured eight hits and 24 strikeouts, including four in a row by Rays reliever Jose Alvarado.

11-MAN BULLPEN DAYS

With the loss of RHP Jake Faria to an injury and Wednesday's call up of LHP Vidal Nuno, the Rays are down to two starting pitchers on a 13-man staff, setting up the possibility of ''bullpen days'' for all three of the upcoming weekend games against Baltimore.

''I imagine we'll be revisiting Sergio (Romo) starting again,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''Maybe he'll start all three games this time.''

Last weekend, Romo became the first pitcher since 2012 to start on consecutive days.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: A decision will be made on the status of 2B Dustin Pedroia (recovering from left knee surgery) after Thursday's game at Triple-A Pawtucket. Pedroia could be activated for this weekend's series at Fenway Park.

Rays: Faria went on the 10-day disabled list after straining his left oblique Tuesday night, and the Rays expect him to miss at least two months. ... C Wilson Ramos, who left Tuesday's game early with a left hand contusion, was available but did not start. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (loose bodies in right elbow) gave up eight runs on 10 hits in four innings in his fourth rehab start for Triple-A Durham. Eovaldi is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday.

UP NEXT

RHP Rick Porcello (8-3, 2.43 in 13 careers starts at Tropicana Field) will pitch for Boston in Thursday night's series finale. Rays LHP Blake Snell (2-3, 4.13 in in six career starts against the Red Sox) has given up two runs or fewer in eight of his 10 starts this season.

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  • W: J. Kelly (3-0)L: A. Colome (2-5)S: C. Kimbrel (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF20000211.364.440.7631.2031.5
A. Benintendi LF10000310.277.367.463.8302.5
H. Ramirez 1B40000015.260.319.405.724-0.5
J. Martinez DH41000021.335.391.6591.0500.0
X. Bogaerts SS41110020.292.331.531.8623.0
R. Devers 3B31000110.235.290.426.7161.5
E. Nunez 2B30210010.243.261.361.6222.5
J. Bradley CF40100021.178.273.267.5391.0
C. Vazquez C41100001.195.238.236.4742.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF31000111.229.351.371.7231.5
    C. Cron 1B40110021.272.323.495.8182.0
    D. Robertson DH40100031.267.415.457.872-0.5
    M. Duffy 3B40000012.311.352.415.767-0.5
    W. Adames SS40000031.125.125.500.625-1.5
    J. Field CF30000000.296.333.521.8540.0
    R. Refsnyder RF20000110.156.345.267.611-0.5
    C. Arroyo 2B20100010.333.444.467.9110.5
    a- B. Miller PH-2B10000010.246.318.407.725-0.5
    J. Sucre C20000101.220.259.240.4991.0
    • a-struck out for Arroyo in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - X. Bogaerts (13), J. Bradley (6)
    • SF - E. Nunez (2)
    • RBI - X. Bogaerts (25), E. Nunez (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Cron (8)
    • RBI - C. Cron (28)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Refsnyder (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Field (2)
    • DP - 2 (Arroyo-Adames-Cron; Adames-Arroyo-Cron)
    • E - W. Adames
    • PB - J. Sucre (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price6.03113904.081.2418.5
    M. Barnes1.00000202.611.064.0
    J. Kelly (W, 3-0)1.00000001.990.8410.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 15)1.00000202.110.8011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price6.0
    M. Barnes1.0
    J. Kelly (W, 3-0)1.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 15)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer6.04113604.681.3316.0
    J. Alvarado1.20000402.950.985.0
    C. Roe0.10002004.671.33-2.0
    A. Colome (L, 2-5)0.21311104.221.50-7.5
    R. Stanek0.10000005.401.400.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer6.0
    J. Alvarado1.2
    C. Roe0.1
    A. Colome (L, 2-5)0.2
    R. Stanek0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 90-56, M. Barnes 18-13, J. Kelly 9-7, C. Kimbrel 10-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-2, M. Barnes 1-0, J. Kelly 2-1, C. Kimbrel 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 3, C. Kimbrel 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Colome (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 95-57, J. Alvarado 30-17, C. Roe 14-4, A. Colome 22-14, R. Stanek 3-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, A. Colome 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 22, J. Alvarado 5, C. Roe 3, A. Colome 5, R. Stanek
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF20000211.364.440.7631.2031.5
    A. Benintendi LF10000310.277.367.463.8302.5
    H. Ramirez 1B40000015.260.319.405.724-0.5
    J. Martinez DH41000021.335.391.6591.0500.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41110020.292.331.531.8623.0
    R. Devers 3B31000110.235.290.426.7161.5
    E. Nunez 2B30210010.243.261.361.6222.5
    J. Bradley CF40100021.178.273.267.5391.0
    C. Vazquez C41100001.195.238.236.4742.0
    Total2945206119-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span LF31000111.229.351.371.7231.5
      C. Cron 1B40110021.272.323.495.8182.0
      D. Robertson DH40100031.267.415.457.872-0.5
      M. Duffy 3B40000012.311.352.415.767-0.5
      W. Adames SS40000031.125.125.500.625-1.5
      J. Field CF30000000.296.333.521.8540.0
      R. Refsnyder RF20000110.156.345.267.611-0.5
      C. Arroyo 2B20100010.333.444.467.9110.5
      a- B. Miller PH-2B10000010.246.318.407.725-0.5
      J. Sucre C20000101.220.259.240.4991.0
      Total2913103137-----
      HITTERSAB
      D. Span LF3
      C. Cron 1B4
      D. Robertson DH4
      M. Duffy 3B4
      W. Adames SS4
      J. Field CF3
      R. Refsnyder RF2
      C. Arroyo 2B2
      a- B. Miller PH-2B1
      J. Sucre C2
      Total29
      • a-struck out for Arroyo in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - X. Bogaerts (13), J. Bradley (6)
      • SF - E. Nunez (2)
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts (25), E. Nunez (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Cron (8)
      • RBI - C. Cron (28)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Refsnyder (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Field (2)
      • DP - 2 (Arroyo-Adames-Cron; Adames-Arroyo-Cron)
      • E - W. Adames
      • PB - J. Sucre (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price6.03113904.081.2418.5
      M. Barnes1.00000202.611.064.0
      J. Kelly (W, 3-0)1.00000001.990.8410.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 15)1.00000202.110.8011.0
      Total9.03113130---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price6.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      J. Kelly (W, 3-0)1.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 15)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer6.04113604.681.3316.0
      J. Alvarado1.20000402.950.985.0
      C. Roe0.10002004.671.33-2.0
      A. Colome (L, 2-5)0.21311104.221.50-7.5
      R. Stanek0.10000005.401.400.0
      Total9.05426110---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer6.0
      J. Alvarado1.2
      C. Roe0.1
      A. Colome (L, 2-5)0.2
      R. Stanek0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 90-56, M. Barnes 18-13, J. Kelly 9-7, C. Kimbrel 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-2, M. Barnes 1-0, J. Kelly 2-1, C. Kimbrel 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 3, C. Kimbrel 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Colome (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 95-57, J. Alvarado 30-17, C. Roe 14-4, A. Colome 22-14, R. Stanek 3-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 5-4, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 22, J. Alvarado 5, C. Roe 3, A. Colome 5, R. Stanek
      • 9TH INNING
        Devers scored on passed ball41
        Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third31
        Bogaerts doubled to deep left, Martinez scored21
      • 6TH INNING
        Cron doubled to deep center, Span scored11
        Ramirez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vazquez scored, Betts to third, Benintendi out at second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Chaz Roe
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Martinez safe at first on shortstop Adames fielding error, Martinez to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts doubled to deep left, Martinez scored
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Devers walked
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts to third, Devers to second on wild pitch, Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Devers scored on passed ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • Ryne Stanek relieved Alex Colome
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Joe Kelly
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Foul, Duffy grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Alvarado Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vazquez fouled out to first
        • Chaz Roe relieved Jose Alvarado
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Betts to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Kelly relieved Matt Barnes
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Sucre grounded out to second
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Span popped out to third
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Chris Archer
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Barnes relieved David Price
        • J. Field: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Field grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Refsnyder struck out looking
        • Brad Miller hit for Christian Arroyo
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Miller struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Vazquez singled to left
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts walked, Vazquez to second
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Vazquez to third, Betts to second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vazquez scored, Betts to third, Benintendi out at second
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Span walked
        • C. Cron: Cron doubled to deep center, Span scored
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
        • M. Duffy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Duffy grounded out to shortstop, Cron to third
        • W. Adames: Adames flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts fouled out to first
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to second
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to right
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Bradley doubled to left center, Nunez out at home
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Field: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Field grounded out to third
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Refsnyder walked
        • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Refsnyder caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Arroyo singled to left
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Foul, Sucre flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Robertson struck out on foul tip
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy grounded out to third
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nunez singled to right
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley popped out to third
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop, Nunez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Betts popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sucre walked
        • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Span reached on fielder's choice to third, Sucre out at second
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Ball, Devers flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • J. Field: Ball, Strike swinging, Field grounded out to second
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Benintendi out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson singled to center
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duffy struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)