Joe Dillon hit a solo homer, his first as a Ray, in the third inning. (Steve Nesius/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
David Price's best outing as a Major Leaguer combined with a four-run third inning and 3 1/3 solid frames from the Rays' bullpen earned Tampa Bay a series win over Minnesota. Price struck out 11 over 5 2/3 innings to pick up his first big league victory.
BATTING HR: Dillon (1, 3rd inning off Liriano, F, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford, C (3, 7th inning off Dickey, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Hernandez, M; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 6; Zobrist; Dillon 5. RBI: Dillon (1), Crawford, C 2 (25), Longoria (55), Zobrist (26). 2-out RBI: Longoria; Zobrist; Crawford, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dillon 2. GIDP: Longoria, Hernandez, M, Aybar, W. Team RISP: 3-for-4. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Crawford, C (1, 2nd base by Liriano, F/Mauer). PO: Crawford, C (1st base by Liriano, F).