FT. MYERS, FLA (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox improved to 20-and-9 in exhibition play with Sunday 6-1 win over the Twins but, more important, David Price was sharp in his third and final start of the spring.
3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. The only blemish was Brian Dozier's first inning long-ball.
Price wrapped up the spring with a 3-and-0 mark, a 2-25 E-R-A, and 13 strikeouts over a dozen innings.
But, as he said, the real challenge comes next when the lefty makes his regular season debut Friday in Tampa against his old team. It'll be his first start in a game that matters since July 22nd.
Price has faced the Rays nine times in his career, including eight starts, and he's posted a 3-91 E-R-A spanning 53 innings.
Opening Day is Thursday, with Chris Sale on the mound. First, two more preseason showdowns with the Cubs.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Adam Kaufman reports.