Now this is the David Price for whom the Red Sox paid $217 million, the ace Boston thought could lead it back to the World Series. This David Price, he threw eight shutout innings on Monday night as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. The Red Sox hadn’t had a share of first place in the AL East since July 20.
On Saturday night, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a line drive foul ball into the stands at Citizens Bank Park. Sadly, the ball struck a young girl who was injured and taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment. After the game, Galvis pleaded for the Phillies to expand protective netting so that it at least covers the fans behind the dugout. He said, “What year is this? 2016? It’s 2016 and fans keep getting hit by foul balls when you’re supposed to have a net to protect the fans.” He continued, “Safety first. Safety.” Another fan was injured by a foul ball at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It was near the same area as Saturday’s incident.
The Dodgers have signed pitcher Dan Johnson to a minor league contract, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports. Johnson will report to Double-A Tulsa. He has spent the season in the Atlantic League and the American Association, both independent baseball leagues. Johnson, 37, spent parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues as a first baseman, batting .234/.335/.405 with 57 home runs and 203 RBI. One of Johnson’s most memorable moments came in late September of 2011 when, as a pinch-hitter, he hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Rays would go on to walk off 8-7 winners. The win allowed them to sneak into the playoffs as Wild Card winners. In the independent