8.28.14: Rough night for David Price
DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
The Yankees scored all eight of their runs in the third off Price, who had pitched a one-hitter in his previous start. Jacoby Ellsbury started the barrage, and New York went all the way through the batting order until the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner was pulled after the ninth hit of the inning.
Rookie Shane Greene allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked one.
The Yankees pulled within 2 1/2 games of Seattle for the second AL wild card, while Detroit remained a half-game behind the Mariners. The Tigers fell 2 1/2 games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.
Victor Martinez homered for Detroit.
Tigers star David Price allowed nine consecutive hits to the New York Yankees in the third inning before being pulled Wednesday night, a stunning outing for the left-hander who had thrown a one-hitter in his previous start.
The Yankees scored eight runs in the inning, all charged to Price. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York’s leadoff hitter, was also batting first in the third — so the Yankees went all the way through their batting order, with each batter adding a hit before reliever Blaine Hardy replaced Price and retired the first man he faced.
According to STATS, Price was the first pitcher who allowed nine straight hits in a game since Houston’s Bob Forsch gave up nine against Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.
Also last night, Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the game.
The three-game series will be the retiring shortstop’s final appearance in Detroit unless the Tigers and Yankees meet in the playoffs. Jeter went to high school in Michigan at Kalamazoo Central.
Tigers greats Al Kaline and Willie Horton presented Jeter with the seats from Detroit’s old ballpark, which Jeter had a chance to play in before the Tigers moved to Comerica Park in 2000.
Jeter also received three portraits of himself at various points in his career — one of him as a high school player, another of him at Tiger Stadium and another of him at Comerica.