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David Price Roughed Up In First Triple-A Rehab Outing

David Price Roughed Up In First Triple-A Rehab Outing

"He's bound to have a little ebb and flow to his game". Velazquez's first start in the majors was one to forget.

Gray worked six innings, allowed a season-low four hits and struck out a season-high eight batters. "I felt good", Velazquez said. He allowed three runs and five hits in the 65-pitch outing. "So unfortunately I had a bad inning, but I felt good".

The pitching matchup is Boston's Chris Sale against Oakland's Kendall Graveman.

Oakland led 6-3 after four innings and added two runs in the sixth. Given the recent struggled of the Oakland bullpen, which has choked up 17 runs in its past 13-2/3 collective innings, the insurance seemed a definite necessity.

OUR PREDICTION: The over has hit in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams and in six of the last eight meetings in Oakland, including in last night's 8-3 final. Velazquez, whose contract was purchased by Boston from the Mexican League on February 18, was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. The Red Sox claimed d'Arnaud off waivers from Atlanta on April 27. His 5.40 career ERA coming in was his worst against any American League opponent, and in three previous tries they had been the only AL club to have evaded defeat at his hand.




RHP Steven Wright was transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Thursday. He has hit safely in each of his past 21 games against the A's, a streak that began on July 14, 2013. Adam Rosales singled home a run and Rajai Davis easily beat out the back end of a double play to produce another and give the bullpen room for error that it didn't need.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price started in his first official rehab appearance on Friday night in Buffalo for the AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said this week Price might need just this one rehab start before being inserted back into the Red Sox rotation. "It looked like there was plenty of power", Farrell said. "I wouldn't rule out next week".

It was a short night for Price's long-awaited debut and after his first scheduled start at Pawtucket was rained out on Sunday.

"You can go out there and throw six innings and 90 pitches and never really get in trouble and not have to lock in on every single pitch the way I had to", Price said.


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