TORONTO — David Price pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his first start since being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Saturday.

Price (3-4) skipped Wednesday’s start against the Yankees after experiencing numbness during a bullpen session last Sunday. Making his first start in nine days, the left-hander allowed two runs and five hits. He walked three and struck out six for his first win since April 17. He threw 93 pitches, 55 strikes.

“Changing speeds, using the breaking ball, elevating fastballs, that was good to see,” Manager Alex Cora said. “He competed. That’s all we want from him.”

Andrew Benintendi went 3 for 5 with two RBI and Mookie Betts had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won 14 of their last 17 in Toronto.

Betts said it was good to see Price back on the mound.

“It feels great knowing that he’s out there healthy,” Betts said. “He went out and did a great job at giving us a chance to win.”

Justin Smoak hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, who have lost seven of 10 at home.

Price came in 0-3 in his previous three outings but avoided the first four-start skid of his career. He struck out four straight batters in the second and third innings.

Price improved to 18-3 against the Blue Jays in his career. He’s 12-1 in 17 starts at Rogers Centre, including 8-0 in 11 starts as a visitor. Price made six home starts for the Blue Jays in 2015 after being acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline.

“It’s always a place I’ve enjoyed pitching,” Price said of Toronto. “I like the mound. I look forward to it every time I get the ball here.”

Price left one batter after Smoak’s leadoff shot in the sixth. The homer was Smoak’s first since April 30 at Minnesota.

Carson Smith got two outs, Hector Velazquez and Joe Kelly each worked one inning and Craig Kimbrel finished for his 11th save in 13 chances.

Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada (2-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings and is winless in four starts.

JACKIE BRADLEY JR. went 0 for 4 after sitting out the previous three games. He’s 5 for 54 with no extra-base hits and 26 strikeouts in his last 17 games.

Dustin Pedroia is ready to begin a rehab assignment and could start playing with Triple-A Pawtucket as soon as Monday or Tuesday, Cora said.

Pedroia has been rehabbing in Fort Myers, Florida, for most of the season while getting at-bats in minor league games and controlled settings.

Tyler Thornburg joined the team and threw a bullpen session, the first time he’s pitched on back-to-back days since having surgery last year.

If he recovers well, he’ll pitch on back-to-back days for Pawtucket on Monday and Tuesday. It’s one of the final tests before he’s ready to be activated from the disabled list.

Thornburg pitched for the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday.

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