Wei-Yin Chen was hit hard by the Rays on Friday, giving up five runs on five hits in his 5 1/3 innings.
Chen struck out five and walked four in the game. All of the damage occurred in the first inning, with a two-run homer from Hideki Matsui capping off the scoring. Chen settled in nicely afterwards and did enough to keep his team in the game, but David Price was just too good on the other side. With the loss, Chen falls to 4-2 on the season and raises his ERA to a more pedestrian 3.90. He?ll try to get back in the win column when he squares off against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday.