Home runs help Price beat Red Sox

Associated Press

Carlos Pena, Carl Crawford and Pat Burrell each hit a home run in support of rookie left-hander David Price, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-4, Wednesday night.

Facing the Red Sox for the first time since getting the last four outs of last season's American League Championship Series, Price (5-4) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings to improve to 5-1 at home.

Pena hit a two-run home run against Brad Penny (7-6) in the second inning. Crawford, celebrating his 28th birthday, went deep with a man on in the third. Burrell hit a solo shot against Penny to put the Rays ahead, 5-2, in the sixth.

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