Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start

David Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA in 2016 his first season with the Red Sox

David Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA in 2016 his first season with the Red Sox

"Never had that I don't think in any level my entire life", the lefty said of the at-bat battle with Elmore.

Buffalo starter Mat Latos went six innings, allowing two runs and six hits. "So unfortunately I had a bad inning, but I felt good".

"When he's punching guys out, that's the sign that Sonny is Sonny", catcher Stephen Vogt said. "He's an ace and aces go out there and they punch people out". "That's what he did tonight". He got his first victory since July 26, 2016, and beat Boston for the first time in four career starts, giving him at least one win against every American League team except Oakland. After a warning track fly out for the first out of the frame, Price allowed an infield single, a line drive single to left, a walk and a two-run single by Elmore to give Buffalo a 3-0 lead.

The rough outing puts in question the hopes Red Sox manager John Farrell had in suggesting the 31-year-old Price could be called up to the majors as early as next week. "There were some pitches that stayed up in the middle of the plate that they made him pay for".

Oakland's Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double to give the A's the lead back at 4-3. The 28-year-old Velázquez, who spent the past seven seasons pitching in the Mexican League, allowed the first four batters to reached base. "It was just more the command within the strike zone".

The Boston Red Sox have officially recalled right-handed relief pitcher Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket, the club announced on Friday afternoon. "It looked like there was plenty of power", Farrell said. He had an MRI on Thursday that showed no structural damage and will likely miss at least a couple of days. Overall, he allowed five hits, struck out four and gave up a walk during a 65-pitch performance, about 25 short of what the Red Sox were expecting. He was caught stealing second after leading off the game with a single and then was thrown out at third trying for a triple in the third. But his foot came off the base momentarily on the slide and he was tagged by Deven Marrero. After being checked by the trainer, Foster stayed in the game. Oakland, on the other hand, got multi-hit games from Rajai (2-for-4), Lowrie (2-for-4), Khris (2-for-3) and Plouffe (3-for-4), who added a pair of runs scored. Sale already has one streak of eight straight double-digit strikeout games in 2015 for the White Sox. He threw a 75-pitch simulated game indoors on Sunday when his scheduled rehab start for Pawtucket was rained out. He was 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in five starts for Pawtucket.

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