|Price: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 5|
The Red Sox earned win number one of the 2018 season with a 1-0 victory at Tampa Bay, as David Price tossed seven scoreless innings.
Price scattered four hits and fanned five, picking up his first win of the new season, throwing 55 of 76 pitches for strikes.
Price, who was 17-9 in 2016, his first season with the Red Sox, slipped to 6-3 last year, as he had only 11 starts due to injury.
The win evened the Red Sox with the Rays at 1-1 with game three set for Saturday at 6:10 pm EDT and game four Sunday at 1:10 pm EDT. New York leads the AL East at 2-0.
|Braun: 1-4, HR, 5 RBI|
Ryan Braun got his first hit of the season on Friday, but his timing could not have been better, swatting a three-run homer in the top of the ninth leading the Brewers to an 8-6 win over San Diego.
Trailing 6-3 entering the final frame, the Brewers scored a pair of runs before Braun's blast, leaving San Diego winless in two games and the Brewers with a 1/2-game lead over the Pirates in the NL Central division.
Earlier in the game, Braun drove in two runs, on a ground-out in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth, both times delivering Lorenzo Cain to the plate. The home run upped his RBI total for the game to five.
Struggling through injuries last year, Braun played just 104 games, batting .268 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI, his worst season since 2013, when he played only 61 games.
Milwaukee will be seeking a sweep of San Diego when they take the field in game three of the series, Saturday at 8:40 pm EDT.