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David Price Serves Victory For Blue Jays Over Yankees

David Price Serves Victory For Blue Jays Over Yankees

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David Price leads the Toronto Blue Jays in one of their most important series of the season. He served seven shutout inning pitches to win against the New York Yankees 4-2 last Monday night.

After being acquired from Detroit in a trade last July 30, the left handed pitcher has improved 8-1 in 10 starts for the Blue Jays. Usually, trades don’t work but, this one apparently does according to Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. The Jays have now extended their lead to 3 1-2 games in the AL East opener of a three-game showdown between the top teams in the division.

Toronto was in a two-game losing streak until this one where they were able to avoid a 0-3 start since July 8-10. Price has faced off against the Yankees before and has said that pitching against the New York team is hard and that this victory is fun.

Price’s game almost ended abruptly when Jacoby Ellysbury hit a liner heading toward his head. Luckily, Price got his glove up quickly catching the ball and saving his face. Price was making plays by catching balls halting the Yankees’ advance twice.

David retired the final 14 batters who has faced him, he has also thrown 114 pitches, with a career-high of 76.3 percent for strikes.

The Toronto Blue Jays will be hosting the Tampa Bay Rays in a series starting Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario for the AL Eastern Division.

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