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Rays come back against David Price to win wild game in Boston

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Talk about a deep hole.

Here the Tampa Bay Rays were, trailing 5-1 with ace pitcher David Price on the mound.

Yet, the Rays dug themselves out, scoring six times in the fourth and three more in the top of the ninth to take a 12-8 win over the Boston Red Sox to take their series. Both teams are now 7-8 on the season.

Erasmo Ramirez of the Rays went to 4-0 with the win in relief, giving him more than half of the team’s victories. He entered the game in the seventh and struck out Mookie Betts with the bases loaded.

Evan Longoria and Curt Casali each homered for the Rays. Logan Fosythe had three hits, while Guyer, Longoria, Steven Souza and Casali had two.

Price went only 3 2/3 innings and allowed eight earned runs on eight hits.
The Rays now travel to New York, where Matt Moore will face the Yankees’ C.C. Sabathia in the first of a three-game series.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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