Detroit Tigers’ David Price Dazzles Yet Again


During the Detroit Tigers’ recent run of mediocrity, many players on Brad Ausmus’ roster have failed to meet expectations. No one, however, can say that of David Price and Miguel Cabrera, whose immense talent was on display once more, Friday night.

Price, the Tigers’ ace, was phenomenal yet again, following up his masterful performance against the Chicago White Sox with an equally impressive showing this time around.

In his second straight start against an AL Central foe, the left-hander went 9 innings, allowed no earned runs, and struck out eight Cleveland Indians, on only 93 pitches. He is now 6-2 with a 2.44 ERA.

However, on this night it looked like Detroit may squander Price’s mastery of Cleveland, as the Indians’ starter, Danny Salazar kept the Tigers at bay deep into the night.

That is, until Miguel Cabrera stepped to the plate in the bottom half of the sixth inning.

After Anthony Gose, and Rajai Davis set the table for the meat of Detroit’s lineup, Ian Kinsler was unable to move them over. Fortunately, though, for Price, and the Tigers, Cabrera bailed out Kinsler with a towering shot into the center-field camera well.

That was all Price would need, but Cabrera was not done yet. As if to put the nail Cleveland’s coffin, the former MVP hit his 12th double of the year off C.C. Lee, and drove home Kinsler to make it 4-0, which was the final score.

A score which proved to be an important one. In the wake of an eight game losing streak, Detroit has found themselves in many games that hold more weight than they normally would in June. This showdown with the looming Indians was no exception. In fact, the Tigers were able to capitalize on the losses of every other team within their division, as the Royals fell to St. Louis, the White Sox dropped their contest against Tampa Bay and Minnesota lost against Texas.

Detroit will look to make up even more ground in the Central when they face off against Cleveland once more, Saturday afternoon. The second game of this series will mark the highly anticipated return of Justin Verlander, and will pit the former MVP against Carlos Carrasco, who is 7-5 with a 4.35 ERA. The game will take place at 4:08 PM ET, and will be broadcast on Fox Sports – Detroit, and 97.1 The Ticket.

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