Sep 8, 2016 10:55 AM
Red Sox back in 1st place in AL East after 7-2 win over Padres
The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Travis Shaw, Hanley Ramirez and Brock Holt homered and David Price threw seven solid innings to lead Boston past the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night, moving the Red Sox into first place in the AL East.
Shaw, inserted into the lineup for a slumping Yoan Moncada, hit his 16th homer in the second inning, a two-run shot, and added an RBI single in the fourth.
Ramirez's homer came in the eighth off Jake Smith's first major league pitch.
Holt added a pinch-hit homer in the ninth
The Red Sox took a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost 2-0 to the New York Yankees. Boston, which completed interleague play with a 14-6 record, opens a three-game series in Toronto on Friday.
Price (15-8) won his season-high sixth straight start, allowing two runs and six hits.