Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/12
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox certainly didn't slow Tampa Bay's late-season run to the AL's wild card berth last year, so why start now. David Price was overpowering in throwing a complete game for his 19th win, Jeff Keppinger belted a three-run homer and the Rays won their sixth straight with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox Tuesday night. One year ago, Boston was in the midst of blowing a large wild-card lead during its September collapse as the Rays overtook the Red Sox on the final day of the season. The only difference this season -- and it's a big one for the lowly Red Sox (69-86) -- is the Rays are in hot pursuit of Baltimore. Tampa Bay moved to two games back of the Orioles, who were 4-0 losers at home against Toronto. The Red Sox will finish out their miserable home schedule Wednesday night against the Rays. Boston (34-46 at home) could match its worst home mark since 1965 with a loss on Wednesday. Price (19-5) struck out 13 and allowed two runs on seven hits in his ...
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