Red Sox Swept By The Rays

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David Price pitched into the eighth inning to become the AL’s first 12-game winner and fellow All-Star Evan Longoria ended the longest homerless drought of his career to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 to finish a three-game sweep Wednesday night.

Price (12-4) allowed two runs, including Mike Cameron’s solo homer, while scattering eight hits, walking one and striking out 10 over 7 2-3 innings. The Rays used three pitchers to get the final four outs, with Matt Garza making his first relief appearance in three years and earning his first save.

Longoria’s 13th homer of the season – a solo shot in the fourth inning off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (3-7) – was his first since June 15 against Atlanta.

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