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Price Goes the Distance

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings slides into second with a stolen base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabs the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront reacts after being taken out of the baseball game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Scott beats the throw into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he scores on a single by James Loney during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston (ap) — David Price pitched a five-hitter for his third complete game of the season, Wil Myers had a two-run single, and the surging Tampa Bay Rays won for the 19th time in 22 games by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Wednesday night.

James Loney had two hits and drove in a run for the Rays. Tampa Bay moved within a half-game of the AL East-leading Red Sox.

Mike Napoli homered for Boston, which lost for the fifth time in eight games.

Price (5-5) needed only 97 pitches for his seventh career complete game. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter. Since returning from a 47-day stint on the disabled list because of a triceps strain, he is 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA in five starts.

The 27-year old left-hander overpowered Boston’s hitters, relying on a hard mid-90s fastball and sharp slider to lower his career ERA to 1.96 in Fenway Park. That is the lowest mark among active pitchers with at least 20 innings there.

Felix Doubront (7-4) gave up three runs and six hits. He walked two and struck out six in 6 2-3 innings. It was his 13th straight game allowing three runs or fewer, the best stretch by a Red Sox left-hander since at least 1920.

Boston lost for the fifth time in 15 games against the Rays.

Rangers 3, Yankees 1

Arlington, Texas — Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat New YOrk.

Garza (1-0) was 6-1 in his 11 starts this season for the Chicago Cubs before being traded Monday to the Rangers, who had long coveted the right-hander. He was 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts for Chicago, winning the last five.

Royals 4, Orioles 3

Kansas City, Mo. — Eric Hosmer hit two home runs and Alcides Escobar drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift Kansas City over Baltimore.

David Lough singled and scored the game-ending run when Escobar doubled off the fence in left center with one out in the ninth.

Athletics 4, Astros 3

Houston — Coco Crisp hit a two-run homer in Oakland’s three-run seventh inning to help Oakland over Houston.

The A’s trailed by two before an RBI double by Eric Sogard with one out cut the lead to 3-2 and chased starter Bud Norris. Crisp launched his home run off Travis Blackley (1-1) to put Oakland on top.

Angels 1, Twins 0

Anaheim, Calif. — Jered Weaver outpitched Mike Pelfrey with eight innings of two-hit ball and Albert Pujols drove in the only run, leading Los Angeles over Minnesota.

Weaver (5-5) struck out nine and walked one in his first home start against the Twins since his no-hitter on May 2, 2012.

Tigers 6, White Sox 2

Chicago — Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter homered, and Anibal Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings to help Detroit overcome Miguel Cabrera’s absence in a win over Chicago.

Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP and baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season, left Monday’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury. He hasn’t played since.

Indians 10, Mariners 1

Seattle — Scott Kazmir allowed just one hit over his eight innings, Michael Bourn hit his first career grand slam and Cleveland routed Seattle.

National League

Brewers 3, Padres 1

Milwaukee — Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings and Carlos Gomez had four hits and drove in two runs to lead Milwaukee over San Diego.

It was the Brewers’ first win since left fielder Ryan Braun was suspended Monday for the remainder of the 2013 season for violations of Major League Baseball’s drug policy.

Pirates 4, Nationals 2

Washington — Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington.

Braves 8, Mets 2

New York — Tim Hudson took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during Atlanta’s win over New York.

Interleague

Dodgers 8
Blue Jays 3 (10)

Toronto — Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer to highlight Los Angeles’ five-run 10th inning as the Dodgers beat Toronto to complete a three-game sweep.

Yasiel Puig also went deep in the 10th for the streaking Dodgers, who have won six straight and 23 of 28 to go from last in the NL West on June 21 to first place.

Los Angeles won its 10th straight road game, the franchise’s longest streak since the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first 11 away from home in 1955.

Brandon League (5-3) pitched two innings to beat his former team for the second straight game and Kenley Jansen finished for the Dodgers.

Juan Perez (1-2) gave up all five runs and four hits in the 10th inning for Toronto.