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Price finds his groove with Red Sox

David Price has his best start in his third outing with the Red Sox, pitching seven strong innings against the defending AL East champion Blue Jays.

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David Price has his best start in his third outing with the Red Sox, pitching seven strong innings against the defending AL East champion Blue Jays.

BOSTON — David Price knew the results from his first two starts weren't up to the standard of what's expected from a high-priced ace.

The former Rays ace didn't disappointment himself or the Fenway Park crowd on his second chance.

Price rebounded from a rough start in Boston's home opener with seven solid innings, Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run home run and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-2 Saturday.

"Absolutely, I hadn't thrown the ball the way that I know that I can the first two starts," Price said. "To throw the baseball the way I did (Saturday) against the Blue Jays, which is an extremely good hitting team, feels good."

He should know. He spent enough time with them last year.

Signed to a $217 million, seven-year deal during free agency, the left-hander had his best start for Boston. In his Fenway Park debut with the Red Sox on Monday, he gave up five runs in five innings after allowing two in six at Cleveland on opening day.

The 30-year-old helped Boston to its third straight win. The Red Sox have defeated the defending AL East champs four times in five meetings.

Bogaerts pushed Boston ahead 3-1 with his first homer, a line drive into the Green Monster seats. Travis Shaw added an RBI single.

Red Sox 4

Blue Jays 2

Price finds his groove with Red Sox 04/16/16 [Last modified: Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:17pm]
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