Tampa Bay Rays P David Price again didn’t have his best stuff last night, but it didn’t matter. The Rays jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Price only pitched 5 innings and surrendered 8 hits but struck out 7 and only allowed 2 earned runs, running his record to 10-2 which leads the AL.
3B Evan Longoria blasted his 12th home run of the year, a 429 foot drive into left in the 1st to get the Rays on the board first with a 2-0 lead following a 2 hour rain delay. All of Tampas starters logged a hit except for the pitchers spot and 4 Rays had a multi hit game.
SS Jason Bartlett will return to the lineup tonight after spending 15 days on the DL with a strained hamstring. In order to make room for Bartlett OF Justin Ruggiano has been optioned back to AAA Durham.
Tonight’s matchup features Wade Davis (5-6 4.91) going against Tommy Hanson (6-3 3.69) Hanson’s record is a bit deceiving though, his ERA at home is nearly 3 runs higher than on the road, (5.40 home 2.34 away)
See David Price comment on last night’s game and his AL leading 10th win right here.