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Braves good for what ails Price

ATLANTA — Former Rays ace David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and the Red Sox beat Atlanta 11-4 on Tuesday night as the Braves' staggering home run drought reached 15 games.

The Braves, who opened the season with nine straight losses, have lost seven in a row.

The homer drought is the Braves' longest in their 51 years in Atlanta. It's the franchise's longest span since a 16-game streak in September 1946, when it was based in Boston. Atlanta is 1-12 at home.

Price, coming off a rough start against the Rays in which he blew a 5-1 first-inning lead, struck out the side in the eighth to match his career high.

Shaw hit a three-run homer off Matt Wisler in the first and added a two-run double off Ryan Weber in Boston's five-run ninth.

While with Tampa Bay, Price also had 14 strikeouts at Toronto on Aug. 28, 2011.

Xander Bogaerts had an RBI double in Boston's third straight win.

The Braves have hit three homers, easily the fewest in the majors. Entering Tuesday, every other team in the majors had at least 12. Five Rays players have three or more homers.

Red Sox 11

Braves 4

Braves good for what ails Price 04/26/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:41pm]
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