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Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0: Notes and Quotes


Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0: Notes and Quotes

TORONTO -- Some notes and quotes from the Red Sox' 3-0 loss to Toronto:


* "Outstanding job on his part. Kept us in the game into the seventh inning. I thought he minimized the damage as best as possible in the first, and after the first, he settled in and controlled command of the knuckleball very well.'' - John Farrell on starter Steven Wright.

* "I'm human.'' - Dustin Pedroia, on his errant throw in the first which led to an unearned run for the Blue Jays.

* "(He had) kind of a Bugs Bunny changeup. He pitched a heck of a game against us. We've been swinging the bats well and he shut us down.'' - Farrell on Toronto starter Marco Estrada.

* "To be able to get into the seventh was huge. But they played better than us today, so you tip your hat to them.'' - Steven Wright on his outing.

* "My three times I faced him, he didn't give me one good pitch to hit.'' - Pedroia on Estrada.


* The home run allowed by Noe Ramirez to Josh Donaldson snapped a scoreless streak of 9 1/3 innings by the Boston bullpen.

* Brock Holt was unavailable because of a sore right foot. He fouled a pitch off his foot in his final at-bat Saturday and it became sore overnight. He got some treatment and underwent x-rays Sunday, which were negative. He's expected to be in the lineup Monday.

* Dustin Pedroia's eighth-inning single extended his on-base streak vs. A.L. East opponents to 42 straight games, dating back to last April 24. He's also reached in each of his last 24 games against Toronto.

* Dating back to last season, Steven Wright has allowed two earned runs or fewer in his last five starts.

* Hanley Ramirez has multi-hit games in four of the five games to date.

* Mookie Betts was hitless and is now 1-for-20 since his third at-bat of the season.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.