ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- David Price
controlled the Boston Red Sox for 7 1/3 innings Saturday, limiting them to two earned runs while the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 5-3 win.
Price (12-4) yielded three runs overall on six hits, working around three walks while striking out eight en route to the victory.
Joel Peralta worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth and Fernando Rodney recorded his 26th save as Tampa Bay even its three-game series at Tropicana Field.
The Rays trailed 3-2 in the seventh when Luke Scott drew a leadoff walk from Bosox starter Clay Buchholz (8-3), who then hit Jeff Keppinger with a pitch.
Desmond Jennings' sacrifice moved both runners up, Matt Albers came in to pitch and intentionally walked Hideki Matsui to load the bases.
Pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton then coaxed a walk to force in the tying run, and Elliot Johnson followed with a sacrifice fly to put the Rays ahead.
Will Middlebrooks belted a two-run homer for the Red Sox.
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