Red Sox beat Padres 7-2 to take over 1st in AL East
SAN DIEGO (AP) Travis Shaw, Hanley Ramirez and Brock Holt homered and David Price threw seven solid innings to lead Boston past the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night, moving the Red Sox into first place in the AL East.
Shaw, inserted into the lineup for a slumping Yoan Moncada, hit his 16th homer in the second inning, a two-run shot, and added an RBI single in the fourth.
Ramirez's homer came in the eighth off Jake Smith's first major league pitch.
Holt added a pinch-hit homer in the ninth
The Red Sox took a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost 2-0 to the New York Yankees. Boston, which completed interleague play with a 14-6 record, opens a three-game series in Toronto on Friday.
Price (15-8) won his season-high sixth straight start, allowing two runs and six hits.