Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Stephen Drew's grand slam capped an eight-run third inning which propelled Boston over Tampa Bay by a 9-2 count in the second edition of a three-game series from Tropicana Field.
Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes each added an RBI during the onslaught, while Will Middlebrooks hit a late solo homer for the Red Sox, who put the brakes on a three-game skid.
Jon Lester (6-0) worked seven solid innings, giving up eight hits and two runs with five strikeouts.
Desmond Jennings hit an RBI triple and Ben Zobrist also knocked in a run for the Rays, whose season-high six-game win streak came to an end.
David Price (1-4) departed after just 2 1/3 frames with tightness in his left triceps, but not before he was tagged for five hits and four runs. Jamey Wright subbed for the reigning AL Cy Young winner, but surrendered the other four BoSox runs in the inning.
The Rays later said Price had a triceps strain. An MRI didn't show any damage, and he will be evaluated further tomorrow. Price said he felt the triceps tightness on a few pitches earlier in the 3rd inning, but not before tonight's game.
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