Hernández drives in 2, Price solid, Red Sox split with Rays

BOSTON (AP) David Price had a milestone night and Marco Hernandez completed his long journey back to the big leagues.

Hernandez hit a key two-run double in his first major league start in over two years, Price pitched six solid innings in his 300th career start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader Saturday.

''That's cool,'' said Price, who began his career with the Rays in 2008. ''I definitely take pride in that. I was drafted 12 years ago to yesterday by the team that I threw my 300th start against, so that kind of comes full circle in that sense.''

It was Boston's first home win over the Rays this season after losing the first four meetings, including Tampa Bay's 9-2 victory in the opener.

The Rays' Mike Zunino had a single, snapping a 0-for-21 stretch. Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak ended.

Hernandez injured his left shoulder on May 3, 2017, then missed the remainder of that season and all of 2018 recovering from surgery. He started this year on the 10-day injured list.

''It feels pretty good right now,'' he said. ''It's been a blessing for me to be able to play baseball again.''

Price (4-2) gave up a run on five hits, matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and walked two. He's allowed three or fewer runs in eighth consecutive starts.

The Rays stranded eight and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

''We had guys on base putting pressure, his pitch count was starting to rise, we just couldn't get that big hit,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

Reliver Colin Poche took the loss in his major league debut, giving up two runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Michael Chavis' two-run double gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Hernandez doubled off the Green Monster, just over the head of Guillermo Heredia's leaping bid to make it 5-1 in the sixth.

Price loaded the bases on two singles and a walk with two outs in the sixth, but got Kevin Kiermaier to pop out to short.

Hernandez, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, had a pinch-hit double in the first game, his first major league at-bat since the injury.

In the opener, Ryan Yarbrough held Boston to an unearned run into the eighth inning and Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run homer to lead the Rays.

The 27-year-old Yarbrough (5-2), who was demoted to the minors after a rough April when he had an 8.10 ERA in five appearances, baffled Boston's hitters. He limited them to three singles and struck out seven without issuing a walk before Jackie Bradley Jr. homered off the Pesky Pole in the eighth.

''We didn't do much against him,'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.

On Friday, Yonny Chirinos pitched five perfect innings and went eight scoreless against Boston, allowing just two singles.

''He kind of picked up right where Yonny left off,'' Cash said. ''We've just had two really, really strong starts from some young pitchers. They go about it different ways, but Yarbs was outstanding. I think they feed off each other a little bit.''

Yarbrough posted career highs with 7 2/3 innings and 110 pitches.

The Rays jumped ahead 4-0 in the second against Josh Smith (0-2). D'Arnaud drove a cut fastball completely out of Fenway over the Monster after Ji-Man Choi singled leading off and Willy Adames drew a two-out walk. Brandon Lowe added an RBI single.

Sam Travis' RBI single sliced it to 4-1 in the second after second baseman Lowe booted Eduardo Nunez's grounder. Tampa Bay added an unearned run in the fifth when Austin Meadows scored on Sandy Leon's passed ball.

The doubleheader was caused by a rainout in late April.

RALLY

Chants of ''Let's Go Bruins!'' broke out in the sixth inning of the nightcap. Boston faces St. Louis in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final Sunday night.

QUICK MOVE

In the second game, a fan a few rows back jumped up and made a one-handed grab of Daniel Robertson's bat near the Rays' dugout. The bat went flying over the protective netting when Robertson swung and missed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: OF Tommy Pham left the first game an inning after getting hit by a pitch on the right wrist and went for X-rays that came back negative. He had the nightcap off. ... CF Kiermaier fouled one off the inside of his right knee in the opener, went to the ground in pain, but stayed in and played the second game, too. ... INF Joey Wendle (out since April 26, fractured right wrist) was slated to play shortstop in a rehab game for Triple-A Durham on Saturday, but it was rained out.

Red Sox: 1B Mitch Moreland went back on the 10-day IL with a right quadriceps strain a day after he came off. He was previously out with a strained lower back. ... J.D. Martinez has missed three straight games after being removed Thursday with back tightness. ''We'll try for Sunday,'' Cora said.

UP NEXT

LHP Blake Snell (3-5, 3.68 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Rays against LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (6-3, 4.88) in the series finale Sunday.

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Y. Diaz 1B40100000.255.343.462.8051.0
A. Meadows DH40100031.346.420.6261.0460.5
A. Garcia RF40100021.296.351.512.8620.0
W. Adames SS30000123.248.316.386.7020.0
M. Zunino C30100111.188.242.339.5811.5
K. Kiermaier CF41000005.249.308.439.7471.0
C. Arroyo 3B40100021.214.298.405.7030.0
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    A. Benintendi LF41100014.266.358.416.7741.5
    X. Bogaerts SS20010115.295.375.523.8981.5
    R. Devers 3B40000023.301.361.486.847-1.0
    M. Chavis 1B31120110.253.340.464.8045.5
    B. Holt RF31100111.283.365.326.6912.5
    C. Vazquez C20000110.281.324.467.7910.5
    J. Bradley CF30000112.189.294.324.6190.5
    M. Hernandez 2B40120012.400.400.8001.2003.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Meadows (11), G. Heredia (5)
      • RBI - G. Heredia (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Heredia (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Robertson 2 (2), W. Adames, K. Kiermaier 4 (4), G. Heredia
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (16), M. Chavis (3), M. Hernandez (2)
      • SF - X. Bogaerts (3)
      • SH - C. Vazquez
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts (42), M. Chavis 2 (30), M. Hernandez 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chavis 2 (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - X. Bogaerts 3 (3), R. Devers, B. Holt, M. Hernandez 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Barnes, R. Devers (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.10003202.781.121.0
      C. Poche (L, 0-1)1.122203013.501.50-4.5
      A. Pruitt5.14333506.391.347.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.1
      C. Poche (L, 0-1)1.1
      A. Pruitt5.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 4-2)6.051121002.701.0525.0
      B. Workman1.00000201.910.924.0
      M. Walden1.01000002.020.872.0
      M. Barnes1.00000203.161.014.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 4-2)6.0
      B. Workman1.0
      M. Walden1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Pruitt (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 37-18, C. Poche 24-21, A. Pruitt 85-50
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, A. Pruitt 10-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 7, C. Poche 6, A. Pruitt 23
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 103-64, B. Workman 18-12, M. Walden 17-14, M. Barnes 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 5-3, M. Walden 2-1, M. Barnes 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, B. Workman 3, M. Walden 4, M. Barnes 4
      • Balks - D. Price
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      Y. Diaz 1B40100000.255.343.462.8051.0
      A. Meadows DH40100031.346.420.6261.0460.5
      A. Garcia RF40100021.296.351.512.8620.0
      W. Adames SS30000123.248.316.386.7020.0
      M. Zunino C30100111.188.242.339.5811.5
      K. Kiermaier CF41000005.249.308.439.7471.0
      C. Arroyo 3B40100021.214.298.405.7030.0
      G. Heredia LF40110011.260.349.370.7192.5
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        M. Betts DH32200110.268.385.455.8405.5
        A. Benintendi LF41100014.266.358.416.7741.5
        X. Bogaerts SS20010115.295.375.523.8981.5
        R. Devers 3B40000023.301.361.486.847-1.0
        M. Chavis 1B31120110.253.340.464.8045.5
        B. Holt RF31100111.283.365.326.6912.5
        C. Vazquez C20000110.281.324.467.7910.5
        J. Bradley CF30000112.189.294.324.6190.5
        M. Hernandez 2B40120012.400.400.8001.2003.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Meadows (11), G. Heredia (5)
          • RBI - G. Heredia (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Heredia (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Robertson 2 (2), W. Adames, K. Kiermaier 4 (4), G. Heredia
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Betts (16), M. Chavis (3), M. Hernandez (2)
          • SF - X. Bogaerts (3)
          • SH - C. Vazquez
          • RBI - X. Bogaerts (42), M. Chavis 2 (30), M. Hernandez 2 (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Chavis 2 (15)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - X. Bogaerts 3 (3), R. Devers, B. Holt, M. Hernandez 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Barnes, R. Devers (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek1.10003202.781.121.0
          C. Poche (L, 0-1)1.122203013.501.50-4.5
          A. Pruitt5.14333506.391.347.5
          Total8.06556100---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek1.1
          C. Poche (L, 0-1)1.1
          A. Pruitt5.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (W, 4-2)6.051121002.701.0525.0
          B. Workman1.00000201.910.924.0
          M. Walden1.01000002.020.872.0
          M. Barnes1.00000203.161.014.0
          Total9.06112140---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (W, 4-2)6.0
          B. Workman1.0
          M. Walden1.0
          M. Barnes1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • IBB - A. Pruitt (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 37-18, C. Poche 24-21, A. Pruitt 85-50
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-1, A. Pruitt 10-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 7, C. Poche 6, A. Pruitt 23
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 103-64, B. Workman 18-12, M. Walden 17-14, M. Barnes 21-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 5-3, M. Walden 2-1, M. Barnes 2-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, B. Workman 3, M. Walden 4, M. Barnes 4
          • Balks - D. Price
          • 6TH INNING
            Hernandez doubled to deep left, Chavis and Holt scored, Bradley to third15
          • 5TH INNING
            Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored13
            Heredia doubled to deep left, Kiermaier scored, Arroyo to third12
          • 3RD INNING
            Chavis doubled to left center, Betts and Benintendi scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Matt Barnes relieved Marcus Walden
            • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Kiermaier safe at first on Barnes throwing error, Kiermaier to second
            • C. Arroyo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Heredia grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Marcus Walden relieved Brandon Workman
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Diaz grounded out to catcher
            • A. Meadows: Strike swinging, Foul, Meadows doubled to deep left
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia flied out to right
            • W. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Adames grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • M. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Brandon Workman relieved David Price
            • C. Arroyo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Arroyo struck out looking
            • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Heredia lined out to right
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to second
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis grounded out to second
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Holt grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Diaz singled to left center
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz to second
            • W. Adames: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked, Diaz to third, Garcia to second
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chavis walked
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Holt singled to left center, Chavis to second
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Chavis to third, Holt to second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley intentionally walked
            • M. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Chavis and Holt scored, Bradley to third
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames walked
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Adames to second on balk, Ball, Zunino grounded out to first, Adames to third
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier reached on fielder's choice to second, Adames out at home
            • C. Arroyo: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Arroyo reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kiermaier to third on 3rd baseman Devers throwing error
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Heredia doubled to deep left, Kiermaier scored, Arroyo to third
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts doubled to left center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first, Betts to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz grounded out to first
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley grounded out to third
            • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • C. Arroyo: Strike swinging, Arroyo flied out to deep center
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Heredia struck out looking
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Poche Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Betts singled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi singled to shallow left, Betts to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
            • Austin Pruitt relieved Colin Poche
            • M. Chavis: Chavis doubled to left center, Betts and Benintendi scored
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
            • M. Zunino: Zunino singled to center
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kiermaier grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Holt walked
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez walked, Holt to second
            • Colin Poche relieved Ryne Stanek
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bradley flied out to left
            • M. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Robertson flied out to center
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Foul, Benintendi flied out to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
            • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)