Sox Win, All Alone In First Place [VIDEO]
Price is now 15-8 and winning for a sixth straight time. Seven innings of six hit, no walk ball. Price struck out eight.
Travis Shaw returned to the starting lineup at third base and immediately payed dividends. Two hits, including the the two-run homer and three RBI.
The Boston Red Sox defeated the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, 7-2, to take sole possession of 1st place. They are 1 game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays who were swept by the New York Yankees.
David Price pitched 7 strong innings to win his 6th straight game, and improved his record to 15-8. He allowed 2 runs, both earned, 6 hits and struck out 8.
Travis Shaw, starting at 3rd base was 2-3 with a home run and drove in 3 runs.
Dustin Pedroia, batting lead-off was 2-4, with a double, driving in 2 runs and is now hitting .426
Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez stays red hot. He hit his 20th home run and now has 90 RBI.
Brock Holt added a pinch hit homer.
Koji Uehara pitched for the first time in two months. He had a 1-2-3 8th inning with two strikeouts.
Before the game, the Padres honored David Ortiz in his last game at Petco Park. The team gave him a giant surf board.
The Red Sox are off on Thursday, and open a 3 game series in Toronto on Friday, in a battle for 1st place. The pregame on Friday starts at 6:20 PM with the 1st pitch at 7:07 on AM 1370.