|Published:||Jul 14, 2012 10:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 15, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price outpitched Clay Buchholz and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the seventh inning without a hit for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Price (12-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings to become the first 12-game winner in the American League.
Buchholz (8-3) pitched well in his first start in more than three weeks, taking a 3-2 lead into the seventh before walking the first batter and hitting the next.
Hideki Matsui was walked intentionally to load the bases with one out, and the Rays pulled even when pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton drew a walk from reliever Matt Albers.
Elliot Johnson's sacrifice fly gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead.