ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays:
"I'm so much better than this. I've just got to get better. It's crushing me right now, but I'll get there." -- David Price
"I've just got to pitch better. That's what it is right now. It's not something else. It's not bad luck. It's me, so I've got to get better." -- Price
"We had the big opportunity with David [Ortiz] and Hanley [Ramirez] in the middle of the order and bases loaded, one out. Figure that's the time we can cash in. But that wasn't the case.'' -- John Farrell on a blown opportunity in the sixth inning
"It got a little worse; the best choice was to come out of the game.'' -- Hanley Ramirez, who left in the eighth with a strained back
-- Jackie Bradley Jr., thrown out trying to swipe third base in the fifth, was caught stealing for the first time in his career, having been successful in his first 20 atttempts.
-- David Ortiz has reached base safely in 20 straight games.
-- The shutout suffered by the Red Sox was the first since April 19 -- also against Tampa Bay.
-- The loss marked only the third time this season that the Red Sox didn't collect an extra-base hit.
-- Boston is 2-7 agains the Rays in the last nine meetings between the two.
-- The Sox are now 5-10 against lefty starters this season.
-- David Price dropped to 1-3, 6.52 in five career starts against the Rays.
-- Price has allowed 57 earned runs this season, or three fewer than all of last year.
-- Price has allowed at least one homer in nine straight starts, a career-high streak.
1) Brandon Guyer: Activated earlier Wednesday after a DL stint for a hamstring strain, Guyer made his presence felt with a solo homer to lead off the second, then added a run-scoring double as part of the three-run third.
2) Matt Moore: The lefty entered the game with a bloated 5.04 ERA, but tamed the Red Sox with seven shutout innings. He didn't allow a base hit until the sixth and yielded just three overall.
3) Logan Forsythe: Forsythe smoked a double off Price to lead off the Tampa Bay first inning, signaling that it might be a long afternoon for the Red Sox lefty. He later singled and scored in the third.