The Boston Red Sox’s offense wasn’t able to give David Price much run support in a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Wednesday night.
Boston tallied just five hits and left seven runners on base, including two in the top of the ninth inning. The teams split this short two-game series, and they’ll meet for another two-game set in July at Fenway Park.
Here’s a recap of Red Sox-Giants.
GAME IN A WORD
Giants starring pitcher Madison Bumgarner entered the game with an impressive 1.91 ERA, and he allowed just four hits to Major League Baseball’s best lineup.
IT WAS OVER WHEN…
Mac Williamson’s solo home run in the eighth inning barely cleared Chris Young’s glove and landed in the left field seats to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.
ON THE BUMP
— Price cruised through the first three innings, giving up just one hit. He gave up a solo home run to Brandon Belt that landed in McCovey Cove in the fourth, but he escaped the inning without further damage. Price bounced back well and retired the side in order in the fifth and allowed one walk but no runs in both the sixth and seventh innings.
Price gave up another solo shot in the eighth inning when Williamson took him deep to left field, giving San Francisco a 2-1 lead heading into the ninth.
He gave up two earned runs on just three hits, while walking two and striking out seven through eight innings. It was a very good outing for Price, but both of his mistakes left the yard.
IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— Chris Young got the Red Sox on the board with a solo homer in the fourth inning. He finished 2 for 3.
— Mookie Betts continued to produce from the leadoff spot with two hits. He also stole a base, his 11th of the season.
— Dustin Pedroia extended his hit streak to 15 games with a single in the sixth inning. It was his only hit, but he also drew one walk.
— No one else collected a hit for Boston. David Ortiz pinch hit in the top of the ninth inning with the tying run on second base and walked, but he was stranded.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Red Sox nation is everywhere.
The Red Sox have a day off Thursday before resuming their road trip Friday night in Minnesota against the Twins.
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