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Ben Zobrist's grand slam helps David Price and Rays cool off first-place Red Sox, 9-6
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) ' All-Star David Price pitched six solid innings and Ben Zobrist hit his fifth career grand slam, helping the Tampa Bay Rays tighten the AL East standings with a 9-6 victory Friday night that snapped first-place Boston's six-game winning streak.
Price (9-7) allowed five hits ' three of them solo homers ' while striking out seven and walking one in his first outing since giving up Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium last week.
The 25-year-old left-hander skipped Tuesday's All-Star game because of a turf toe injury, helping manager Joe Maddon set up Tampa Bay's pitching rotation the way he wanted to begin a crucial stretch starting the second half of the season.