David Price leaves game with triceps tightness
MAY 15, 2013 8:45p ET
Price was charged with four earned runs and five hits on 57 pitches. He began the top of the third inning by walking Stephen Drew and allowing a single to center field to Jacoby Ellsbury. Shane Victorino was retired on a fly out to left fielder Sean Rodriguez. Then Dustin Pedroia singled to right field, scoring Drew, and David Ortiz singled to shallow left to score Ellsbury off a 95-mph fastball.
Shortly after, with Boston leading 2-0, head Rays athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, pitching coach Jim Hickey and manager Joe Maddon visited the mound. After a brief delay, Price walked toward the dugout alongside Porterfield. Right-hander Jamey Wright came in as relief.
Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, entered the game with a 1-3 record and a 4.78 ERA. Tampa Bay had lost six of his first eight starts.
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