Price throws complete game to lead Rays to 3-1 win

  LHP David Price wasn't quite as overpowering as in his return from the disabled list last week, but he certainly took care of business Sunday.
    Price threw a complete game to lead the Rays  to a 3-1 win and a sweep of the sagging White Sox.
    Price threw 98 pitches allowing eight hits but only the one run, striking out five.
    The Rays, now a season-high nine games over .500 at 49-40, scored their runs the old-fashioned way, by working for them.
    In the first inning, Desmond Jennings led off with a double, moved to third on Sean Rodriguez's bunt and scored on All-Star Ben Zobrist's sac fly.
     In the fifth, Yunel Escobar singled with two outs, went to second on a walk and scored on a broken-bat single by Rodriguez.
    In the seventh, Luke Scott led off with a triple and scored on Jose Molina's sac fly.
     Molina had a good game behind the plate, too, throwing out two runners trying to steal.
     1B James Loney was 0-for-3, snapping his career-best 16-game hitting streak.

     The Rays open a four-game series with the Twins on Monday night at the Trop, with Roberto Hernandez facing Samuel Deduno.

[Last modified: Sunday, July 7, 2013 4:08pm]

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