Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price
BALTIMORE (AP) - David Price allowed one run over seven innings to earn his major league-leading 14th victory, Ryan Roberts homered and scored three runs in his Tampa Bay debut and the Rays cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Desmond Jennings homered on the game's first pitch to spark a five-run first inning, Roberts connected with a man on in the third and rookie Jose Lobaton added a three-run drive in the fifth for a 10-1 lead.
Price (14-4) gave up seven hits, struck out 10 and walked none. The left-hander has won a career-high six straight decisions (over his last seven starts) and is 9-1 in 11 starts since May 20.
Lobaton finished with three hits and four RBIs, both career highs. The 10 runs were more than the light-hitting Rays totaled in their previous four games.