Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
"It was as billed (as a pitcher's duel) and it turns out that one pitch was the swing pitch.'' - John Farrell on the loss.
"Obviously, this game can humble you really quickly.'' - Mac Williamson, who homered in the bottom of the eight, but dropped a fly ball in the top of the ninth.
"He's the best hitter on the team. He has to have an opportunity to get a big AB in a big situation. That's the right call.'' - Chris Young, who was pinch-hit for by Ortiz in the ninth inning.
"That was probably my best outing of the year.'' - David Price on his start.
* Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 15 straight games.
* David Price saw his hitless streak extended to 32 at-bats.
* Chris Young's homer off Madison Bumgarner was his first off a lefthander this season.
* Young has now hit safely in each of his last 14 starts.
* Two stolen bases by Mookie Betts means the Red Sox have been successful in 43-of-48 attempts this season.
* The Sox trail first-place Baltimore by a game and a half in the A.L. East, their biggest deficit in the standings in more than a month.
* Price tossed his first complete game of the season and 15th of his career.
1) Madison Bumgarner
Bumgarner lasted only six innings as his pitch count climbed with some long innings, but he gave the Red Sox very little beyond a solo homer by Chris Young. When he occasionally got into trouble, he pitched out jams, leaving two baserunners on in the third and was able to overcome leadoff hitters reaching in the first and sixth.
2) Mac Williamson
Williams very nearly was the Giants' goat when he dropped an easy flyball from Hanley Ramirez in the top of the ninth. But his leadoff homer in the bottom of the eighth -- his first in the big leagues -- was the difference in a one-run game.
3) Chris Young
Young, now effectively the everyday left fielder, continues to hit, cranking his fifth homer in the last 14 games and adding an infield single later.