David Price Pitches Gem In First Start For Tigers At Comerica

CBS Detroit

By Ashley Dunkak

COMERICA PARK (CBS DETROIT) – When Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price saw manager Brad Ausmus striding toward the mound in the eighth inning Saturday, Price figured his night was done.

The newest addition to Detroit’s rotation, Price had pitched a gem against the Seattle Mariners, allowing only one run in more than seven innings, but Price had never had a manager come out to the mound and then leave him in the game.

Ausmus, however, approached the mound with an open mind.

“I was a little concerned because of the long bottom of the seventh,” Ausmus said. “I was a little concerned that layoff took a little bit of steam out of him. He came out, he wasn’t throwing quite as hard. He did seem to get loose, and his velocity came back up, but his pitch count was climbing up, and I’ve only seen David, what is…

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