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.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said the club expects to activate outfielder A.J. Pollock by the end of the week, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Pollock, 28, has been out all season with a fractured elbow suffered in an exhibition game against the Royals just before the start of the regular season. He also dealt with an oblique injury during his rehab this month. The 51-73 Diamondbacks don’t have any hope of reaching the postseason, but Pollock can still get back into the swing of things in preparation for the 2017 season. Last season, Pollock was an All-Star, batting .315/.367/.498 with 20 home runs, 76 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 39 stolen bases in 673 plate appearances.