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David Price | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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David Price pitched well against the Orioles in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, but suffered a tough-luck loss after allowing a two-run homer to Nelson Cruz.
The All-Star southpaw allowed just the two runs on five hits over eight strong innings of work, walking two and striking out six. He matched zeroes with opposing hurler Bud Norris until the sixth inning where Adam Jones singled and rode home on the two-run blast by Cruz that just scraped over the right field wall next to the foul pole. With Max Scherzer likely to depart as a free agent, Price will be tasked with serving as the Tigers ace in 2015. Oct 5 - 7:56 PM

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David Price threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Tigers clinched the American League Central title with a 3-0 win over the Twins on Sunday afternoon.

This is why the Tigers acquired Price at the July 31 trade deadline, and they'll hope he remains as dominant along a deep run into October. Price allowed just four hits Sunday and struck out eight, ending his regular-season slate with a 15-12 record, 3.26 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 271/38 K/BB ratio in 248 1/3 innings between Detroit and Tampa Bay. Detroit has now won four straight AL Central championships.
Sep 28 - 7:23 PM

David Price entered the ninth inning hoping to complete a shutout, but settled for a no-decision, allowing three runs in 8 2/3 innings as the Tigers walked off against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Price dominated the White Sox all game long, but tired in the ninth. Given the bullpen with which manager Brad Ausmus must work, it was no surprise to see Price on the mound. Price, though, allowed a single and a double to begin the ninth and both came around to score with one out on Avisail Garcia's single. Price remained on the mound and allowed two more singles and one more run before departing. Overall, Price gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out eight in a valiant effort. He'll take a 3.36 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 263/36 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season at home on Sunday against the Twins.
Sep 23 - 10:33 PM

David Price surrendered five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

It's the fifth straight start in which Price has allowed at least eight hits. Never before in his career had he gone more than two straight starts with eight hits allowed. Part of it is on Price, but a great deal of the responsibility goes to the dreadful Tigers defense. Price will miss this weekend's Royals series and get the White Sox next time out.
Sep 17 - 11:41 PM

David Price picked up his 14th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Indians to one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 strong innings.

Price racked up seven strikeouts on the night without walking a batter, pitching like the front-line starter that the Tigers acquired him to be. The only damage against him came on a solo home from Ryan Raburn in the second inning. The All-Star southpaw will carry a 3.26 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Twins in Minnesota.
Sep 12 - 11:19 PM

David Price racked up 11 strikeouts against the Giants on Saturday, but was handed his 11th loss of the season after allowing five runs on nine hits in his 8 2/3 innings of work.

Most of the damage came with two outs in the first inning, where the Giants strung together five straight hits to push across four runs. Even with the rough outing, he owns a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 242/33 K/BB ratio over 219 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Indians on Friday.
Sep 6 - 4:17 PM

David Price tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Monday's win over the Indians.

In Price's seven innings of work, he walked just two and struck out eight while scattering eight hits. Price was facing off with Indians' ace Corey Kluber, but what looked like a fun pitching match-up quickly dissipated into the winds of September, as Kluber was shelled. The lone run on Price's line came in the very first inning, on an RBI-double by Carlos Santana. Detroit ended up winning 12-1. Price has had his ups and downs with the Tigers, but starts like Labor Day's are the reason why they acquired the lefty. Between the Tigers and Rays, Price has a 3.25 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.
Sep 1 - 8:37 PM

David Price was chased from Wednesday's start with no outs in the third inning, allowing eight runs, in a loss to the Yankees.

It was a nightmare for Price in the third inning, as he allowed nine consecutive hits to the Yankees in an eight-run frame. Overall, Price yielded 12 hits and a walk while punching out three. Though he was booed by the home crowd, Price has otherwise pitched well for the Tigers since joining the team at the trade deadline, but Wednesday's outing bumps his Tigers ERA up to 4.41. Price will try to bounce back on Monday in Cleveland against the Indians.
Aug 27 - 10:50 PM

In his return to Tampa Bay, David Price took the toughest of tough losses Thursday, allowing just an unearned run, one hit and no walks over eight innings against the Rays.

The Rays got their run on an error and a triple in the first. They never had another baserunner afterwards, but they didn't need one with Alex Cobb dealing. Price became the first Tigers pitcher to throw a complete game and take a loss due to an unearned run/runs since Scott Aldred on Sept. 3, 1991.
Aug 21 - 4:05 PM

David Price won his home debut with the Tigers on Saturday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball.

In a match-up of two of the best pitchers in the American League, David Price got the better of Felix Hernandez in Detroit's 4-2 win on Saturday. Price didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning. He struck out seven on the way to improving his record to 12-8 (combined wins/loss between the Rays and Tigers). This was Price's third start with his new team, and by far his best. He had previously allowed three runs to the Yankees and four runs to the Blue Jays. He'll face his old mates on the Rays in his next start. On the year, Price has a 3.12 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
Aug 16 - 10:11 PM

David Price, making his first start in a Tigers uniform, went home with a no-decision despite allowing three runs in 8 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 12-inning, 4-3 victory.

Not a bad debut for the heralded left-hander. Price did make a couple of costly mistakes, yielding solo home runs to Brian McCann in the second and to Martin Prado in the fifth. Overall, he gave up eight hits, walked none, and punched out 10 batters. Including his performance with the Rays, Price has a 3.11 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 199/23 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday next.
Aug 5 - 11:42 PM

David Price will make his first start for the Tigers on Tuesday against Yankees.

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed that Price would be set to go against the Yankees on Tuesday. Price was traded to the Tigers at the deadline. In his career, he is 10-5 with a 3.66 ERA against New York.
Aug 2 - 4:18 PM

Tigers acquired LHP David Price in a three-team trade with the Rays and Mariners.

Detroit shipped LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to the Rays, and OF Austin Jackson to the Mariners, which sent SS Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay. It's a master stroke by gutsy Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski, who watched rivals arguably overpay for frontline starting pitching throughout the week and then swooped in at the very last second to steal Price for far less than his expected, ahem, price tag. Price now leads a rotation which includes Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello, and is protected from injury by top prospect Robbie Ray. If Verlander can return to form, Detroit will have a rotation on par with anything we've seen in the last few decades.
Jul 31 - 5:57 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers have acquired David Price from the Rays.

It's part of a three-team swap that also involves the Mariners, as suggested earlier by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays will get shortstop prospect Nick Franklin from Seattle and left-handed starter Drew Smyly from Detroit. The Mariners get center fielder Austin Jackson. And the Tigers wind up with another ace to add to a rotation that already includes Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, and Justin Verlander.
Jul 31 - 3:50 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, a three-team trade is being pieced together involving David Price.

Topkin suspects that the Mariners and Tigers are joining the Rays in this deal. Stay tuned for the details.
Jul 31 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Eugenio Suarez
3Andrew Romine
4Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Wynton Bernard
RF1Torii Hunter
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Kyle Lobstein
6Robbie Ray
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Bruce Rondon
7Joel Hanrahan
8Blaine Hardy
9Josh Zeid
10Kyle Ryan
11Buck Farmer
12Luke Putkonen
13Angel Nesbitt