Ortiz, Price team up to power Red Sox past Athletics 16-2

BY foxsports • September 3, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) David Ortiz singled twice and drove in three runs, David Price won his fifth consecutive start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 16-2 on Friday night.

Travis Shaw homered and had five RBIs, Hanley Ramirez added three RBIs while Xander Bogaerts doubled and scored three runs to help the Red Sox move within one game of first-place Toronto in the AL East. Boston (75-59) moved within three wins of matching their total of last season.

Price (14-8) was mostly dominant while pitching seven solid innings against the overmatched A's. The left-hander fanned five of the first seven he faced, gave up two runs and finished with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Over his last five starts Price is 5-0 with a 2.06 ERA.

Stephen Vogt had an RBI double for the A's. Oakland, which has lost eight straight to Boston, dropped a season-high 20 games under .500 (57-77).