ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- David Price equaled a career high with 12 strikeouts over seven innings Friday, helping carry the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-0 blanking of Cleveland.
Casey Kotchman and Sam Fuld both hit a two-run homer in the second to give Price (6-4) the early lead and he shut down the Indians on four hits.
Joel Peralta and Adam Russell each worked a perfect inning of relief while finishing off Tampa Bay's second victory in seven games.
After winning seven times in nine outings and climbing 15 games above the .500 mark, the Indians have lost three straight.
Matt Joyce doubled to open the Tampa Bay second against Josh Tomlin (6-2) and Kotchman homered to right one out later. Sean Rodriguez followed with an infield single and he scored on Fuld's third homer of the year.
Joyce also contributed an RBI single in the seventh.