Twins offense again punchless in 5-1 loss to Rays
MINNEAPOLIS (SportsNetwork.com) - David Price tossed eight shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Saturday in the second contest of a three-game set.
Price (10-7) earned the win after giving up just four hits with no walks and striking out nine batters to extend his scoreless innings streak to 16 innings. Sean Rodriguez stroked a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs while Jose Molina drove in a pair of runs for the Rays, who have won four straight games.
Kurt Suzuki provided the Twins' lone run and Trevor Plouffe doubled for Minnesota, which has dropped three of its last five games. Starter Phil Hughes (10-6) gave up all five runs on 11 hits across seven frames in defeat.