Price, Red Sox win again by blanking Tigers 1-0

DETROIT (AP) David Price pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox kept right on rolling in their first game after the All-Star break, beating the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night.

The Red Sox (69-30) have won 13 of their last 14, and on this night one run in the first inning was enough for the team with baseball's best record. Price (11-6) walked one and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings.

Steve Pearce hit an RBI double in the first, and the Tigers could never match that one run. Detroit had the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth but didn't score.

Matthew Boyd (4-9) allowed a run and three hits in five-plus innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Boston reliever Matt Barnes escaped a jam in the eighth after the Tigers put a runner on third with one out. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 31st save in 33 chances.

Detroit has lost seven of eight.

Price has 97 wins from 2012-18, matching teammate Chris Sale for the most in the American League during that span. He retired the first nine batters he faced Friday, then got in trouble by allowing three straight singles to start the fourth.

John Hicks flied out to shallow left field, starting a wild play that ended with Boston second baseman Brock Holt on the ground injured. Andrew Benintendi caught Hicks' fly and threw wildly toward the plate, but Detroit's Niko Goodrum stayed put at third. Jeimer Candelario took off from second to third, then had to go back when he realized Goodrum was still there.

The throw went back to second, but Candelario was able to slide in safely. Holt went down with a right knee injury after Candelario's slide, although he was able to walk off the field.

Price struck out James McCann and retired Victor Martinez on a flyout to end the inning.

Goodrum led off the eighth by reaching on a strikeout when Barnes threw a wild pitch on strike three. Candelario then struck out, but strike three bounced away again. Candelario wasn't allowed to take first in that situation, but Goodrum was able to go all the way from first to third.

Nicholas Castellanos followed with a one-out grounder to third, and Goodrum was retired in a rundown between third and home. After a walk to Hicks, McCann struck out to end the inning.

BACK IN MOTOWN

Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was back in Detroit after playing for the Tigers from 2014-17. He was traded to Arizona around this time last year.

That was part of a rebuilding effort in which the Tigers later traded Justin Verlander, Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler.

''It was inevitable. I think everybody knew it,'' Martinez said. ''You can only be good like that for so long.''

Martinez made a fine catch in right field while running into the wall in the third.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Holt left with a bruised knee. ... LHP Drew Pomeranz (left biceps tendinitis) is expected to return Tuesday at Baltimore.

Tigers: Detroit put RHP Michael Fulmer on the disabled list before the game with a left oblique strain. OF Leonys Martin (left hamstring strain) returned from the DL and started.

UP NEXT

Boston LHP Brian Johnson (1-2) takes the mound Saturday night against Detroit RHP Mike Fiers (6-6).

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  • W: D. Price (11-6)L: M. Boyd (4-9)S: C. Kimbrel (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts CF40000121.354.444.6821.1260.0
A. Benintendi LF31200100.300.384.518.9024.0
J. Martinez RF30000102.325.392.6391.0301.0
S. Pearce DH40210022.330.393.569.9623.0
X. Bogaerts SS40100000.283.352.532.8841.0
M. Moreland 1B40000016.273.348.492.840-0.5
E. Nunez 3B40000004.252.280.357.6360.0
B. Holt 2B10000010.287.362.383.744-0.5
T. Lin 2B30100020.186.271.233.503-1.0
S. Leon C30000120.237.282.362.6440.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Goodrum 2B40100011.250.318.452.7700.5
    J. Candelario 3B40100022.226.324.426.7500.0
    N. Castellanos RF40100010.304.358.514.8730.5
    J. Hicks 1B30000103.274.322.435.7581.0
    J. McCann C40000035.225.274.330.604-1.5
    V. Martinez DH40000003.228.279.300.5790.0
    L. Martin CF30100010.258.329.430.7591.5
    V. Reyes PR00000000.221.229.284.5130.0
    J. Iglesias SS40100012.265.304.370.6750.5
    J. Jones LF20000111.212.269.370.6400.5
    a- J. Adduci PH10000011.200.259.320.579-0.5
    • a-struck out for Jones in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Pearce (11)
    • RBI - S. Pearce (22)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - T. Lin
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Boyd
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 11-6)6.14001504.171.2225.5
    H. Hembree (H, 14)0.20000203.731.321.0
    M. Barnes (H, 20)1.00001302.301.093.5
    C. Kimbrel (S, 31)1.01000101.730.899.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 11-6)6.1
    H. Hembree (H, 14)0.2
    M. Barnes (H, 20)1.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 31)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (L, 4-9)5.03112604.621.207.0
    L. Coleman0.11000103.711.50-0.5
    D. Stumpf0.10000005.311.820.0
    B. Farmer1.01002104.681.750.5
    V. Alcantara1.11000000.001.152.0
    J. Jimenez1.00000202.661.074.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Barnes 2 (5)
    • HBP - D. Price (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 96-65, H. Hembree 7-6, M. Barnes 23-15, C. Kimbrel 23-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-10, M. Barnes 1-0, C. Kimbrel 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, H. Hembree 2, M. Barnes 5, C. Kimbrel 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-64, L. Coleman 11-6, D. Stumpf 2-2, B. Farmer 27-14, V. Alcantara 18-14, J. Jimenez 12-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 7-3, V. Alcantara 4-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, L. Coleman 2, D. Stumpf, B. Farmer 5, V. Alcantara 5, J. Jimenez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts CF40000121.354.444.6821.1260.0
    A. Benintendi LF31200100.300.384.518.9024.0
    J. Martinez RF30000102.325.392.6391.0301.0
    S. Pearce DH40210022.330.393.569.9623.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40100000.283.352.532.8841.0
    M. Moreland 1B40000016.273.348.492.840-0.5
    E. Nunez 3B40000004.252.280.357.6360.0
    B. Holt 2B10000010.287.362.383.744-0.5
    T. Lin 2B30100020.186.271.233.503-1.0
    S. Leon C30000120.237.282.362.6440.0
    Total33161041015-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Goodrum 2B40100011.250.318.452.7700.5
      J. Candelario 3B40100022.226.324.426.7500.0
      N. Castellanos RF40100010.304.358.514.8730.5
      J. Hicks 1B30000103.274.322.435.7581.0
      J. McCann C40000035.225.274.330.604-1.5
      V. Martinez DH40000003.228.279.300.5790.0
      L. Martin CF30100010.258.329.430.7591.5
      V. Reyes PR00000000.221.229.284.5130.0
      J. Iglesias SS40100012.265.304.370.6750.5
      J. Jones LF20000111.212.269.370.6400.5
      a- J. Adduci PH10000011.200.259.320.579-0.5
      Total33050021118-----
      • a-struck out for Jones in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Pearce (11)
      • RBI - S. Pearce (22)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Lin
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Boyd
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 11-6)6.14001504.171.2225.5
      H. Hembree (H, 14)0.20000203.731.321.0
      M. Barnes (H, 20)1.00001302.301.093.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 31)1.01000101.730.899.5
      Total9.05002110---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 11-6)6.1
      H. Hembree (H, 14)0.2
      M. Barnes (H, 20)1.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 31)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 4-9)5.03112604.621.207.0
      L. Coleman0.11000103.711.50-0.5
      D. Stumpf0.10000005.311.820.0
      B. Farmer1.01002104.681.750.5
      V. Alcantara1.11000000.001.152.0
      J. Jimenez1.00000202.661.074.0
      Total9.06114100---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 4-9)5.0
      L. Coleman0.1
      D. Stumpf0.1
      B. Farmer1.0
      V. Alcantara1.1
      J. Jimenez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Barnes 2 (5)
      • HBP - D. Price (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 96-65, H. Hembree 7-6, M. Barnes 23-15, C. Kimbrel 23-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-10, M. Barnes 1-0, C. Kimbrel 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, H. Hembree 2, M. Barnes 5, C. Kimbrel 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-64, L. Coleman 11-6, D. Stumpf 2-2, B. Farmer 27-14, V. Alcantara 18-14, J. Jimenez 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 7-3, V. Alcantara 4-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, L. Coleman 2, D. Stumpf, B. Farmer 5, V. Alcantara 5, J. Jimenez 3
      • 1ST INNING
        Pearce doubled to left center, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Victor Alcantara
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Matt Barnes
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez flied out to center
        • L. Martin: Foul, Strike looking, Martin singled to center
        • Victor Reyes ran for Leonys Martin
        • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to second, Reyes out at second
        • Jim Adduci hit for JaCoby Jones
        • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • V. Alcantara Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pearce singled to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third, Pearce to second
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded out to first, Pearce to third
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Barnes relieved Heath Hembree
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum to third on wild pitch
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to third, Goodrum out at home, Castellanos to second
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • T. Lin: Foul, Lin singled to right
        • S. Leon: Strike swinging, Lin caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Betts to second
        • Victor Alcantara relieved Buck Farmer
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez flied out to deep center
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
        • Heath Hembree relieved David Price
        • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Benintendi singled to right
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Benintendi to second on Boyd fielding error
        • Louis Coleman relieved Matthew Boyd
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pearce struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to third, Benintendi to third, Martinez to second
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Louis Coleman
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Moreland fouled out to third
        • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Nunez fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Hicks flied out to center
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lin struck out looking
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Leon grounded out to third
        • M. Betts: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Betts struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones walked, Iglesias to second
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodrum reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Iglesias to third, Jones out at second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts lined out to center
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum singled to left
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario singled to left, Goodrum to second
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Castellanos reached on an infield single to pitcher, Goodrum to third, Candelario to second
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hicks lined out to left
        • Tzu-Wei Lin at second base
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez lined out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep right
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to third
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin flied out to deep right
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Iglesias flied out to left
        • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez grounded out to second
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Leon walked
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to right center
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Benintendi to second
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pearce doubled to left center, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts reached on fielder's choice to third, Martinez out at home
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Moreland grounded into fielder's choice to third, Pearce out at third
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to third
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Candelario lined out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)