DETROIT -- David Price was lights-out for the Detroit Tigers. Toying with the Cleveland Indians, Price pitched the first complete game shutout Maddux of his career. With Miguel Cabrera in support for offense, and stellar defense behind him, the Tigers won 4-0 over the Indians in convincing fashion, needing just 2:25 to complete the game.
Price started the first without throwing a ball. He allowed just five hits through six innings with four double plays turned behind him. Despite allowing at least one hit in all but one inning -- the second when he struck out two -- no runner crossed home plate, and the Indians didn't get an extra-base hit until the seventh inning. He gave up just seven hits in all, striking out eight and the bullpen never got up. Pitching a shutout on just 93 pitches, Price earned the first Maddux of his career, coined by Jason Lukehart of Ground Ball with Eyes in 2012.
The Tigers offense was dormant early, getting just three hits and a walk through five innings pitched.That changed in the sixth inning. Following back-to-back singles to start the inning, Miguel Cabrera smoked a 93 mph fastball on the first pitch off the camera well in dead center, putting the Tigers up 3-0. While the Tigers couldn't score James McCann from third in the sixth when he tripled, Cabrera added another run in the eighth, driving in Ian Kinsler from first.
David Price: Stellar. CGSHO with just 93 pitches and eight strikeouts. Career-first. Amazing.
Jose Iglesias: Seriously. Just give the kid a Gold Glove Award already.
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Miguel Cabrera: Hahahahaha. Salazar struck out Cabrera in the previous at-bat. Cabrera made him pay for it with a blasted three-run bomb to DEAD CENTER in the sixth. That ball didn't just get injured, it died a painful death. May it rest in pieces.
Tigers offense, excluding Miguel Cabrera: There was a two-on, one out opportunity in the first, but the Tigers didn't take advantage of it when Yoenis Cespedes hit a weak grounder, with Davis running on the pitch. It ended as an inning-ending double play. James McCann tripled in the seventh but didn't score, and Jose Iglesias was caught stealing second in the fifth on a bad jump.
STREAKS AND STATS:
- The Tigers turned four double plays in support of Price, just the second time they've done so since April 19 against the Chicago White Sox.
- Price's Maddux was the first of his career.
- The estimated distance of Miguel Cabrera's home run was 452 feet, the farthest home run for Cabrera since May 19, 2013.
- Price's shutout was his third of the season, and the second time in his career he's pitched back-to-back complete games. Price's last shutout win was on April 24, 2012 against the Angels.
- Rajai Davis stole his 14th base of the season, leading the Tigers. The stolen bases also ranks tied for second in the American League.
- Davis finished 2-for-4, marking the eighth multi-hit game of the season.
- Jose Iglesias has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, batting .340 with four runs scored, two doubles, and three RBI during that stretch.
- Cabrera's home run in the sixth inning marked the 13th home run of the season, and his double in the eighth gave Cabrera his 18th multi-hit game this year. Cabrera finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and four RBI.
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