Price pitches Rays past Tigers
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - David Price pitched into the ninth inning, outdueling Rick Porcello, and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday night in the finale of a four-game series.
Price (8-7), whose five-game streak of posting at least 10 strikeouts ended his last time out, surrendered three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in cruising to his third straight victory.
Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez each had four hits and Desmond Jennings finished 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored.
Matt Joyce also added a two-run homer for the Rays, who took the final three games from Detroit and have won 10 of their last 12 overall.
Porcello (11-5), who pitched back-to-back shutouts in his previous two outings and entered the game with a 25-inning scoreless streak, was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez each hit solo homers in the setback.
07/06 23:33:17 ET