Whatever the tactic that doomed Price, it’s clear he hasn’t been very good against the Yankees of late. In the two starts he has made against New York this season, he has lasted a total of 4 1/3 innings.
He left that game early after feeling numbness in the fingertips on his pitching hand. No injury prevented him from pitching better against the Yankees this time around, he said.
I’ve never given up five home runs in any start in my career, Price said. But I’m going to move forward, and I’m not going to let a bad start define my season. I’m going to keep on pushing forward and be ready to go in five days.White Sox top Rangers 10-5 as Choo streak reaches 42 games
I think if you win, that takes care of everything. You don’t have to think about anything else, Bradley said. You get that done, I don’t think you’ve got to worry about any other teams.
Angels: Placed rookie reliever Jake Jewell on the DL with a broken right leg that could cause him to miss the rest of the season. He’s scheduled to have surgery Friday. Jewell was carted off the field at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. … The Angels recalled RHP Eduardo Paredes from Triple-A Salt Lake and added RHP Taylor Cole to the major league roster.
Angels: RHP Felix Pena (0-0, 5.40 ERA) gets his third start of the season and first on the road when the Angels open up a weekend series in Baltimore on Friday.
Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3.86) was on a six-start winning streak before taking the loss Saturday against Seattle. Rodriguez is scheduled to go up against Yankees LHP C.C. Sabathia (4-3, 3.18) in the series opener Friday night.