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After the game, Price indicated that he felt good and kept getting better as he continued throwing. Then I thought I made a good pitch to Ramirez. "I think he battled pretty good". After a positive bullpen session Thursday, Price appears ready to go Saturday.
Red Sox Manager Alex Cora liked what he saw from Price. "Probably he's not happy with the outing, but for me, changing speeds, using the breaking ball, using elevated fastballs that was good to see". "He competed. That's all we want from him". In the ninth, their fifth run was scored off reliever Ryan Tepera when Benintendi brought home Betts, who doubled with two out.
"I made a decent pitch to Betts and he kind of hooked it down the line", a frustrated Estrada said. "I wish I could have given the team a better chance to win today but still got through six".
Manager John Gibbons shared a similar sentiment.
Price came in 0-3 in his previous three outings but avoided the first four-start skid of his career.
It was the second extra-inning loss for Boston here this season. Price is now 18-3 in 27 career games versus the Blue Jays.
Boston is 26-11 in their last 37 games overall and 15-6 in Pomeranz's last 21 division starts while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Jays at home can be a tough out, but Toronto has had nearly no success with Biagini starting, especially against above average teams.
"I've spent a lot of time on third base in my life", said Martin, Toronto's backbone catcher. "I like the mound". Things are usually going OK and the next thing I know I get two guys on and the next guy hits a ball well and it just gets out.
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Price left one batter after Smoak's leadoff shot in the sixth.
Curtis Granderson accomplished the feat with his fourth career walkoff homer in the 10th inning on April 24 in the first meeting between the teams at the Rogers Centre. He was pulled in the fifth and relieved by Hector Velazquez, who pitched two scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.10. ORIOLES 6-3, RAYS 3-10 David Hess pitched six effective innings in his big league debut, Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and host Baltimore beat Tampa Bay in the first game of a doubleheader.
Ramirez has three home runs in his past four games, and nine RBIs in his past seven games. By the time the fan was dragged off the field by police, Cora was able to make the change.
Price, on the other hand, got the bounceback he wanted after allowing nine runs, seven earned, in 3.2 innings at Texas before the numbness in his hand became an issue and the corresponding drama ensued.
"I think the rhythm was better but still, he was late with the front foot, missed some pitches in the strike zone", Cora said. He'll try to keep it going on Sunday in Toronto. "He'll be out there tomorrow". Biagini just surrendered six runs in 4.1 innings against Cleveland last time out, and Boston should have no problem plating multiple runs against him.
Notes: Prior to Sunday's game the Blue Jays recalled RHP Deck McGuire from triple-A Buffalo and optioned INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.to the Bisons. He was acquired from Cleveland in a trade last week and started at shortstop.
And, entertainingly, Russell Martin made his second start of the season at third base, with Josh Donaldson at DH and a struggling Kendrys Morales on the bench.
Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.23) went 3-1 in four starts against Toronto past year. He's 12-1 in 17 starts at Rogers Centre, including 8-0 in 11 starts as a visitor.
One bad - as in godawful - inning has been rather a motif for the Toronto starters, an ailment that has latterly infected J.A. Happ too and he'd been their most reliable man on the hill.