David Price. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox snapped their three-game skid with a wild 8-7 comeback win last night at Fenway to maintain a six-and-a-half-game lead on the Yankees for the best record in baseball.
Sox skipper Alex Cora said his group can't rest on its laurels.
"Whatever we are in the standings, whatever, we have a lot of margin to improve, which is very important," he said. "We don't get caught up in the whole, 'We got 91 wins,' we know we have to be better. We know that, and we keep working at it."
Boston will try for a season-sweep of Miami tonight at 6:35, when David Price takes the mound opposite Trevor Richards.
Price has a 2.96 ERA his last 18 starts. Red Sox are 16-2. The lefty's been even better since the All-Star break with a 1.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts to just seven walks in those six starts. Boston's perfect. In fact, Price hasn't lost since July 1st. He has a 3.42 ERA in four lifetime appearances against the Marlins.
The rookie Richards is 3-7 with a 4.23 mark in 19 starts, but he's given up 10 runs his last 15-and-a-third innings. The righty made his MLB debut against the Sox April 2nd. He suffered a loss after allowing five runs in four-and-a-third frames.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports