David Price Stellar in Return to Tampa, Takes Loss Anyway
(DETROIT) — Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price threw a one-hitter on Thursday afternoon, but the one hit he allowed was enough for his former team to beat him.
Price, making just his fourth start since being traded to Detroit from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitched a full eight innings and struck out nine in a 1-0 loss.
Tampa’s second batter of the game, Ben Zobrist, reached base on an error by Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez. The following batter, Brandon Guyer, tripled to drive in the game’s only run.
Price retired the next 23 batters to face him, but Detroit’s bats were unable to get him off the hook.
The game marked Price’s return to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he spent the entirety of his major league career until the July 31 trade to Detroit.
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