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Price strikes out 11 to earn first win

Associated Press

David Price struck out 11 for his first career victory and Evan Longoria got his 55th RBI of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday.

Price (1-0), who started the season at triple-A Durham and was recalled Monday, gave up one run, five hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in his first start at Tropicana Field.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft was the winner out of the bullpen in Game 2 and picked up the Game 7 save in last year’s AL championship series against Boston, making him an immediate fan favorite.

The Rays have won two in a row after a season-high five-game skid.

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