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Quotes, notes and stars: Price knows one pitch 'can lose it for you'

Quotes, notes and stars: Price knows one pitch 'can lose it for you'

Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 3-2 lost to Baltimore:


"As the game goes on, I want to get better, and for the most part I did that, but one pitch in this game can lose it for you.'' - David Price on his start.

"I've got to make better pitches and execute better.'' - Price on the four homers he's allowed in the last two starts.

"I'm better than three runs. I know that. If you told me that everytime I get to the field that I could have eight innings and three runs, I'm not going to take that. I want to take my chances to go out there and put up nine zeros. I'm getting there, I know that.'' - Price.

"He made a lot of great pitches tonight, well-located pitches. Every single pitch that I saw beside the one I made contract with, were right on the corner, dotted.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Chris Tillman.



* The Red Sox dropped to 1-11 in games in which they score three or fewer runs.

* The Sox were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

* David Price recorded his seventh straight quality start, the longest stretch by a Red Sox pitcher since Jon Lester in 2014.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. established a career high with his 11th homer.

* Dustin Pedroia (two hits) has reached base safely in 21 straight games.

* David Price recorded 10 or more strikeouts for the 33rd time since 2008, tying him with Felix Hernandez for most in the A.L. in that span.

* Rusney Castillo's at-bat in the bottom of the ninth was his first since early April and first since being called up from Pawtucket on May 31.

* Twenty one of Jackie Bradley Jr's 25 career homers have come off righthanders.



1) Chris Tillman

Baltimore's No. 1 starter limited the Red Sox to a single run over seven innings and improved to 9-1.

2) Manny Machado

It wasn't exactly a tape measure shot, but Machado turned in a nice piece of hitting by fighting off a tough pitch from Price in the first and sending it past the right field foul pole for a two-run homer.

3) David Price

Price made two mistakes, resulting in two homers and three runs, but was otherwise very good, going eight innings for the second straight start while fanning 11 and walking none.


John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

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John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

John Farrell can add another job to his resume.

The former Boston Red Sox manager has joined the crew for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," according to The Boston Globe. His debut will be on Wednesday for a season-preview show.

The Red Sox fired Farrell on Oct. 11, 2017 despite a second-straight A.L. East crown. Alex Cora will begin his first season in Farrell's old role during the 2018 season.

Farrell added the broadcast work after the Cincinnati Reds hired him as a scout and adviser with a focus on pitching. He interviewed this offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals managing jobs, but both teams passed on him.


Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

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Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

In this corner, the challenger out of Scranton, Pa., Joltin' Joe Biden...In the other corner, straight out of Queens, the President of the United States, Dandy Donald J. Trump!

The venue: LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Mass., home of the Red Sox Class-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's The Slasher at LeLacheur!

After the former Vice-President told a crowd at the University of Miami earlier this week of the current President, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him, President Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday morning. 

The Spinners, the Sox' short-season New York-Penn League affiliate, have offered to host a boxing match between the Republican President and Democratic former Vice President on Aug. 17 by the flagpole at LeLacheur. Former light-welterweight champ and Lowell native Micky Ward has agreed to referee.

No word yet if Trump, who'll be 72 by then, or Biden, 75, have accepted the invitation.

The Spinners' press release announcing the invitation says that if the two do accept, "the boxing match will take place regardless of the weather, no matter how stormy it may get."