DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Detroit Tigers and David Price last night were doubled up 8-4 by the Yankees, who chased Price with nine consecutive hits in the third inning when New York scored all of their runs. The Detroit defeat leaves them 2-and-a-half games behind Central Division leading Kansas City after the Royals beat the Twins.
Price pitched to nine batters in the third without recording an out and was charged with all eight runs falling to 12-and-10. It was the second shortest start in Price’s career since going only an inning and a third back in 2009. Victor Martinez had a solo homer for the Tigers, his 26th of the season.
This afternoon, in the rubber game of the 3 game series with the Yankees, left hander Kyle Lobstein makes his first career start for Detroit. Tomorrow night, the Tigers open a 4-game weekend series in Chicago against the White Sox, who last night beat the Indians 3-2.
The Cubs lost 7-5 at Cincinnati.