Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 11-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
"It felt pretty good, I'm not going to lie. I got every bit of it and it was flush. I was looking at one spot, he threw it there and I put a good swing on it.'' - Travis Shaw on his first-inning homer, measured at 418 feet.
"After the first inning, he settled into a really good groove and for him to go eight innings, that's pretty impressive.'' - Shaw on starter David Price.
"When he came back out for the second, he was much more assertive. There was much more crispness, power and execution. From the fifth through the eighth, that's as good as we've seen in a quite a while.'' - John Farrell on Price.
"I made better pitches and executed when I was ahead and (was able) to put guys away when I had the opportunity. That was the difference today.'' - Price on what was different Tuesday.
"I was able to keep the ball in to both righties and lefties. It wasn't leaking back over the middle. That's what I needed.'' - Price.
"I don't care about strikeouts, man. That doesn't mean anything to me. I want to be able to go out there and pitch as deep as I can in baseball games.'' - Price, on tying a career-high in strikeouts with 14.
"I sped up a little bit there on the third batter, but I settled down and ended up getting through it.'' - Pat Light, who made his major league debut in the ninth, allowing the first three hitters to reach.
* The Red Sox lead the league in stolen base percentage, with 19 steals in 21 tries, good for a success rate of 90.7 percent.
* The 14 strikeouts by David Price tied a career high and were the most for a Red Sox starter since Jon Lester had 14 in May of 2014.
* Reliever Pat Light made his major league debut in the ninth, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.
* Brock Holt (1-for-4) has reached base in all 16 of the games he's played.
* The Sox have scored 56 runs in 10 road games this season, an average of 5.6 per contest, tops in the American League.
* In six of their last seven games, the Red Sox have scored in the first inning.
1) Travis Shaw
Shaw crushed a pitch 418 feet in the first inning, giving the Sox a quick 3-0 lead four batters in, then added a two-run double in the ninth for a five RBI night.
2) David Price
Price was a bit shaky in the first inning, but settled down and went eight strong innings while tying his career high with 14 strikeouts.
3) Xander Bogaerts
Bogaerts had a big night with three hits, two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases.