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Price pitches into 9th, Joyce hits solo HR as Rays beat Reds 2-1 for first Cincinnati win

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce, right, is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Joyce, right, is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) talks with catcher Jose Molina in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) talks with catcher Jose Molina in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce strikes out against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce strikes out against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

David Price took a shutout into the ninth and Matt Joyce homered, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the slumping Reds 2-1 on Friday night for their first victory in Cincinnati.

The teams have a brief and lopsided interleague history. The Reds had won eight of their nine previous games, with Tampa Bay's only win coming at Tropicana Field on June 28, 2011, on Evan Longoria's game-ending homer.

Longoria singled home a run in the first inning on Friday, and Joyce added his homer to deep right field off Johnny Cueto (0-2) as the Rays finally got a victory in their second visit to Great American Ball Park. They also visited in 2005 and got swept while giving up 34 runs in three games.