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Price Fans 11; Tigers Break Losing Streak

David Price struck out 11 in a CG to stop the Tigers eight game losing streak.

The Detroit Tigers were on an eight game losing streak and sending Cy Young Award Winning lefty David Price (ERA 2.91) to the mound on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox seemed like the best option to get their first win in over a week.

In Price’s last start last Sunday night against the Angels he reached a Tiger’s career high of 121 pitches in 7.2 innings with seven hits and two runs allowed.

The Chicago White Sox sent their own left-handed pitcher, John Danks (ERA 4.81) to the mound who had a complete game shutout in his last start against the Houston Astros.

With a five inning rally and David Price’s impressive outing, a complete game, Detroit was able to get the 7-1 victory and tie the series at a game a piece.

The White Sox did get an early one run lead in the bottom of the third with a RBI double by Alexei Ramirez to send Emilio Bonifacio home.

The fifth inning proved to be beneficial for Detroit as they got five runs on the board. Miguel Cabrera hit a run two homerun on a fly ball to center that gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead. It was then a RBI double by James McCann to tack on the third run of the inning and the fourth and fifth runs were scored off of consecutive RBI singles by Josh Wilson and Jose Iglesias.

Price continued to look sharp as he retired the next eleven straight and the Tigers were able to continue the offensive support that they seemed to have lacked lately. Iglesias then notched another RBI this time with a double that sent Wilson home to score for a 6-1 ballgame.

In the top of the eighth, J.D.Martinez got a RBI of his own with a double with Yoenis Cespedes on base.

Price would allow just five hits in his complete game outing with just one run allowed while striking out eleven batters. This was not only a strong outing for Price and the Tigers offense but also for the team’s bullpen as they receive a night off after being called upon a lot lately.

Danks pitched just 4.2 innings, being pulled through the Tigers fifth inning push. He allowed eleven hits and five runs while walking two and striking out just three.

RHP Daniel Webb finished out the fifth for the Sox and then the entire sixth inning allowing just one hit by Detroit.

RHP Hector Noesi (ERA 6.67) then pitched the next three innings allowing six hits and two runs.

Price earned the win (5-2) and Danks was charged with the loss (3-5).

Up Next:

The rubber match between the Detroit Tigers (29-28) and Chicago White Sox (25-29) will take place at Cellular Field at 2:10pm on Sunday as RHP Alfredo Simon (2.97, 5-3) takes the mound for the Tigers and RHP Jeff Samardzija (4.68, 4-3) will go to the mound for the Sox.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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