Price, Ortiz carry Red Sox to sweep of Rays, 4-0

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits an opposite field two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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BOSTON (AP) David Price threw eight shutout innings in his best start with the Red Sox, David Ortiz entered the All-Star break with impressive numbers after hitting a two-run homer, and Boston sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their sixth straight loss, 4-0 on Sunday.

The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Red Sox and handed Tampa Bay its 22nd loss in 25 games.

The 40-year-old Ortiz heads to his 10th All Star game with a .332 average and 72 RBIs in what he announced last fall will be his final season.

Mookie Betts had three singles and drove in a run for the Red Sox.

Price (9-6) struck out 10, allowed four hits, walked one and hit two batters. Brad Ziegler completed the four-hitter by getting the final three outs.

Jake Odorizzi (3-5) got the loss, allowing four runs in five innings.