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Price strikes out 10 in debut as Tigers top Yankees

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 6, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.


NEW YORK -- David Price struck out 10 in his Detroit debut and was long gone when Alex Avila homered in the 12th inning to lift the Tigers over the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.

Price pitched 8 2/3 innings and left with the score 3-all.

The Tigers got Price from Tampa Bay last Thursday in a three-team deal minutes before the trading deadline. The lefty ace got to keep his No. 14 -- center fielder Austin Jackson, who wore it with the Tigers, was sent to Seattle in the big swap.

Price leads the majors in strikeouts (199) and innings (179 1/3). Bushy bearded Joba Chamberlain relieved Price, and the crowd booed the formerly clean-shaven Yankees reliever.

The Yankees are in the midst of facing Detroit's three Cy Young Award winners. They edged Max Scherzer on Monday, and will see Justin Verlander tonight.

Avila homered with one out off Matt Daley (0-1).

Joakim Soria (2-4) got the victory and Joe Nathan earned his 23rd save in 28 tries.

Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter (Pine Bluff) exited with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch from Dellin Betances in the ninth. He is day to day. Derek Jeter of the Yankees was hit by a pitch from Chamberlain in the 10th.

ORIOLES 9, BLUE JAYS 3 Chris Davis homered and Caleb Joseph and Jonathan Schoop went deep back to back as Baltimore beat host Toronto. Davis, Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy each had two RBI and the Orioles won their third consecutive game.

RANGERS 16, WHITE SOX 0 Robinson Chirinos homered twice and Colby Lewis pitched a six-hitter to lead visiting Texas to a rout of Chicago, the largest shutout victory in Rangers' history. J.P. Arencibia, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for the Rangers, who set a season-high in runs scored.


MARLINS 6, PIRATES 3 Adieny Hechavarria had two hits and drove in a run during a decisive five-run rally in the eighth inning to help Miami beat host Pittsburgh. A.J. Ramos (5-0) got two outs in the seventh inning for the victory.

METS 6, NATIONALS 1 Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy's two-run single helped visiting New York beat NL East-leading Washington.

BREWERS 4, GIANTS 3 Gerardo Parra snapped a tie with a home run in the seventh -- his first hit since being acquired by the Brewers -- and host Milwaukee recorded the final out of its victory against San Francisco when video replay overturned a safe call at first base.

CUBS 6, ROCKIES 5 (12) Javier Baez homered in the 12th inning in his major league debut and visiting Chicago beat Colorado in 12 innings. Baez, a prized prospect called up before the game, struck out in three of his first five at-bats before hitting Boone Logan's first pitch of the 12th an estimated 414 feet into the Rockies' bullpen.


CARDINALS 3, RED SOX 2 Jon Jay hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead host St. Louis to a victory over Boston. Jay, who missed the previous five games with a wrist injury, blooped a hit to left off reliever Junichi Tazawa (1-3) to bring in former Red Sox A.J. Pierzynski with the winning run.

REDS 9, INDIANS 2 Johnny Cueto won his fifth consecutive decision and visiting Cincinnati, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, defeated the Indians. The Indians, trying to mount a comeback in the seventh, had a rally squelched after an errant warmup pitch from Cincinnati's bullpen came on the field. Yan Gomes' double cut the lead to 6-2 and moved David Murphy to third as a ball thrown by reliever Jumbo Diaz rolled behind second base. Murphy mistakenly thought that ball was live and edged off third. He was tagged out after the ball that was in play was thrown to Santiago. Indians manager Terry Francona spoke briefly with the umpires, but the call stood.

TWINS 3, PADRES 1 Kennys Vargas hit a three-run home run in his first home game for Minnesota, powering the team past Jesse Hahn and visiting San Diego.

PHILLIES 2, ASTROS 1 (15) Ryan Howard singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to lift host Philadelphia to a victory over Houston. The interleague matchup between teams with two of the four worst records in the majors lasted 5 hours, 5 minutes.

Sports on 08/06/2014

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