Price returns from injured list, Red Sox beat Jays 12-2

TORONTO (AP) David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against Toronto Blue Jays.

The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five innings in a 12-2 rout Monday that improved his record against the Blue Jays to 22-3, including 13-1 in 18 starts at Toronto.

''I enjoy this mound,'' he said. ''It feels close to home plate, so it's just one of the places I enjoy throwing.''

Price (2-2) had not pitched since May 2 due to left elbow tendinitis. He allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none.

Toronto scored twice in the second to tie the game after second baseman Michael Chavis allowed Billy McKinney's two-hop grounder to bounce out of his glove for an error with one out. Richard Urena grounded out and Luke Maile, who had been 0 for 7 against Price in his career, drove a fastball over the wall in left-center for his second homer this year.

Price then retired his final 10 batters.

''I felt better as the game went on,'' he said. ''The last couple innings were more efficient than the first two or three, so it was good.''

Manager Alex Cora removed Price after just 67 pitches.

''Hasn't pitched in a while, so just take care of him,'' Cora. ''Pitch count was low. The effort was great. The last two innings velocity-wise, location-wise was fun to watch.''

Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree, Ryan Brasier and Hector Velazquez combining for hitless relief.

Chavis, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers homered for Boston, which started a seven-day trip to Toronto and Houston. The World Series champions are 23-14 since a 2-8 start.

Bogaerts and Devers hit consecutive second-deck home runs in the ninth off Ryan Tepera, the third time the Red Sox have gone back-to-back this season. Bogaerts and Devers had three RBIs each.

Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in a four-run third that included Chavis' ninth home run this season, a two-run drive. Bradley's two-run homer in the sixth against Elvis Luciano boosted the lead to 8-2, Bradley's first home run since Game 3 of the World Series and his first in the regular season since last Sept. 20.

''You see a bit of a glimpse of what we're capable of,'' Chavis said. ''I wouldn't even say we're hot yet, but things are going the right way, for sure, and being part of those innings, it's definitely something fun.''

In his second start with the Blue Jays, Edwin Jackson (0-1) gave up six runs - five earned - and seven hits in five innings. Toronto is the record 14th big league team for the 35-year-old right-hander.

Just one Toronto batter reached after the second, Freddy Galvis with a leadoff walk in the seventh. Toronto is batting a major league-low .218, and the Blue Jays gave up a season-high 12 runs.

''The Red Sox are one of the best teams in baseball,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Early on in the game, we didn't make a couple of plays, and they took advantage. That's what good teams do.''

TWO-SPORT STAR

Toronto forward Jozy Altidore threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Altidore, announced Monday to the United States' 40-man preliminary Gold Cup roster, has not played for the Americans since the October 2017 loss at Trinidad and Tobago that ended a streak of seven straight World Cup appearances for the U.S.

BASHING BOSTON

Maile has hit four of his 10 career home runs against the Red Sox.

GUERRERO

While many of the 26,794 on hand were disappointed that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was not in the starting lineup owing to a scheduled day off, the rookie appreciates the time off, having missed most of spring training with an oblique injury. ''We're just being careful,'' he said.

MOVES

Red Sox: C Oscar Hernandez and RHP Josh Smith were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Sunday's win over Houston. C Sandy Leon was activated from paternity leave and Price from the 10-day IL.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 2B Eric Sogard (sprained left thumb) was a late scratch from the starting. Urena moved to second and McKinney replaced Urena in left field. . Manager Charlie Montoyo said RHP Ken Giles (wrist) was not available. .... After a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, LHP Clayton Richard (knee) is likely to make his season debut on Thursday.

UP NEXT

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.89), who takes the mound on Tuesday for the Red Sox, is 4-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his last seven starts, and hasn't given up a home run in a career-best five straight starts. Toronto RHP Marcus Stroman (1-6, 2.95) is 4-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 12 starts against Boston.

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  • W: D. Price (2-2)L: E. Jackson (0-1)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (8), J. Bradley (1), M. Chavis (9), R. Devers (4), TOR - L. Maile (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Benintendi LF50100114.268.356.429.7841.5
M. Betts RF51100003.295.403.483.8862.0
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R. Devers 3B52331001.314.383.451.83413.0
M. Chavis 2B51221021.296.389.592.9817.0
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    B. Drury 3B40000001.200.235.366.6010.0
    J. Smoak 1B40100020.218.374.380.7550.0
    R. Grichuk RF40000032.237.297.418.715-1.5
    F. Galvis SS30000112.269.299.443.7420.5
    D. Jansen DH30000011.181.263.276.539-0.5
    B. McKinney LF31000001.244.286.397.6831.0
    R. Urena 2B30000022.263.282.342.624-1.0
    L. Maile C31121000.148.193.278.4717.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Moreland 2 (9), S. Pearce (3)
      • HR - X. Bogaerts (8), R. Devers (4), M. Chavis (9), J. Bradley
      • SF - S. Pearce
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts 3 (31), R. Devers 3 (25), M. Chavis 2 (24), S. Pearce (5), J. Bradley 2 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers (10), M. Chavis 2 (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Benintendi 2 (2), M. Betts 2 (2), M. Chavis, J. Bradley
      BATTING
      • HR - L. Maile (2)
      • RBI - L. Maile 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Maile 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis 2 (2), R. Urena
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Devers (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Chavis (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Galvis-Smoak)
      • E - L. Maile (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 2-2)5.03200413.291.0721.0
      B. Workman1.00000202.110.894.0
      H. Hembree1.00001103.151.202.5
      R. Brasier1.00000003.201.073.0
      H. Velazquez1.00000305.341.404.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 2-2)5.0
      B. Workman1.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      R. Brasier1.0
      H. Velazquez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Jackson (L, 0-1)5.07651416.301.50-1.0
      E. Luciano1.14442016.872.13-7.0
      D. Law1.22000005.631.631.0
      R. Tepera1.03221226.551.64-2.0
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Jackson (L, 0-1)5.0
      E. Luciano1.1
      D. Law1.2
      R. Tepera1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - H. Hembree
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 67-48, B. Workman 15-9, H. Hembree 15-9, R. Brasier 17-12, H. Velazquez 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-4, B. Workman 1-0, R. Brasier 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 19, B. Workman 3, H. Hembree 4, R. Brasier 3, H. Velazquez 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 88-56, E. Luciano 36-20, D. Law 24-16, R. Tepera 26-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 5-6, E. Luciano 2-2, D. Law 1-3
      • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 23, E. Luciano 10, D. Law 6, R. Tepera 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Benintendi LF50100114.268.356.429.7841.5
      M. Betts RF51100003.295.403.483.8862.0
      M. Moreland 1B53300002.239.329.575.9048.0
      X. Bogaerts SS53331011.285.380.500.88011.5
      R. Devers 3B52331001.314.383.451.83413.0
      M. Chavis 2B51221021.296.389.592.9817.0
      S. Pearce DH31110100.130.197.174.3715.0
      J. Bradley CF51121022.146.243.200.4436.0
      S. Leon C30100200.212.333.333.6673.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Davis CF40100010.091.091.091.1820.5
        B. Drury 3B40000001.200.235.366.6010.0
        J. Smoak 1B40100020.218.374.380.7550.0
        R. Grichuk RF40000032.237.297.418.715-1.5
        F. Galvis SS30000112.269.299.443.7420.5
        D. Jansen DH30000011.181.263.276.539-0.5
        B. McKinney LF31000001.244.286.397.6831.0
        R. Urena 2B30000022.263.282.342.624-1.0
        L. Maile C31121000.148.193.278.4717.0
        E. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        E. Luciano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Tepera P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Moreland 2 (9), S. Pearce (3)
          • HR - X. Bogaerts (8), R. Devers (4), M. Chavis (9), J. Bradley
          • SF - S. Pearce
          • RBI - X. Bogaerts 3 (31), R. Devers 3 (25), M. Chavis 2 (24), S. Pearce (5), J. Bradley 2 (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers (10), M. Chavis 2 (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Benintendi 2 (2), M. Betts 2 (2), M. Chavis, J. Bradley
          BATTING
          • HR - L. Maile (2)
          • RBI - L. Maile 2 (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Maile 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis 2 (2), R. Urena
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Devers (6)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Chavis (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Galvis-Smoak)
          • E - L. Maile (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (W, 2-2)5.03200413.291.0721.0
          B. Workman1.00000202.110.894.0
          H. Hembree1.00001103.151.202.5
          R. Brasier1.00000003.201.073.0
          H. Velazquez1.00000305.341.404.5
          Total9.03201101---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (W, 2-2)5.0
          B. Workman1.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          R. Brasier1.0
          H. Velazquez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Jackson (L, 0-1)5.07651416.301.50-1.0
          E. Luciano1.14442016.872.13-7.0
          D. Law1.22000005.631.631.0
          R. Tepera1.03221226.551.64-2.0
          Total9.0161211464---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Jackson (L, 0-1)5.0
          E. Luciano1.1
          D. Law1.2
          R. Tepera1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - H. Hembree
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 67-48, B. Workman 15-9, H. Hembree 15-9, R. Brasier 17-12, H. Velazquez 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-4, B. Workman 1-0, R. Brasier 2-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 19, B. Workman 3, H. Hembree 4, R. Brasier 3, H. Velazquez 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 88-56, E. Luciano 36-20, D. Law 24-16, R. Tepera 26-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 5-6, E. Luciano 2-2, D. Law 1-3
          • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 23, E. Luciano 10, D. Law 6, R. Tepera 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Devers homered to right122
            Bogaerts homered to left112
          • 7TH INNING
            Pearce hit sacrifice fly to center, Devers scored102
            Devers singled to right, Moreland scored92
          • 6TH INNING
            Bradley homered to left center, Pearce scored82
          • 3RD INNING
            Chavis homered to left, Bogaerts scored62
            Bogaerts singled to deep left, Betts and Moreland scored42
          • 2ND INNING
            Maile homered to left center, McKinney scored22
          • 1ST INNING
            Ball, Bogaerts scored, Devers to second on catcher Maile throwing error20
            Devers singled to right, Moreland scored, Bogaerts to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Derek Law
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Bogaerts homered to left
            • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Devers homered to right
            • M. Chavis: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Pearce doubled to deep left
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Leon walked
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hector Velazquez relieved Ryan Brasier
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • D. Law Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Leon lined out to right
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi singled to left center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts reached on an infield single to shortstop, Benintendi to second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded into double play shortstop to first, Betts out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Brasier relieved Heath Hembree
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Maile grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Davis fouled out to first
            • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Drury grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • E. Luciano Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Moreland doubled to deep right
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop, Moreland to third
            • R. Devers: Ball, Devers singled to right, Moreland scored
            • M. Chavis: Chavis singled to deep right, Devers to third
            • Derek Law relieved Elvis Luciano
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Pearce hit sacrifice fly to center, Devers scored
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Heath Hembree relieved Brandon Workman
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen lined out to center
            • B. McKinney: Strike swinging, Ball, McKinney flied out to deep left
            • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Galvis to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Elvis Luciano relieved Edwin Jackson
            • M. Chavis: Foul, Ball, Chavis lined out to center
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley homered to left center, Pearce scored
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Leon walked
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi popped out to shortstop
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Workman relieved David Price
            • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury grounded out to third
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Moreland lined out to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Bogaerts struck out on foul tip
            • R. Devers: Devers flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • R. Urena: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maile grounded out to third
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Leon reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts reached on fielder's choice to third, Leon out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Jansen: Jansen lined out to right
            • B. McKinney: Ball, McKinney grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • M. Betts: Betts reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Benintendi out at second
            • M. Moreland: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Moreland doubled to deep right, Betts to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to deep left, Betts and Moreland scored
            • R. Devers: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Devers lined out to center
            • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Chavis homered to left, Bogaerts scored
            • S. Pearce: Pearce lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pearce grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to first
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Leon popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney safe at first on 2nd baseman Chavis fielding error
            • R. Urena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Urena grounded out to second, McKinney to second
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile homered to left center, McKinney scored
            • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Benintendi flied out to deep right
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland reached on an infield single to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts singled to right, Moreland to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Devers singled to right, Moreland scored, Bogaerts to third
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts scored, Devers to second on catcher Maile throwing error, Devers stole second, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury flied out to deep left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak singled to shallow right, Davis to third
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk grounded out to catcher, Smoak to second
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Galvis flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)