Ex-Tiger and current Boston player David Price gets 150th win by defeating Detroit 6-3
By DAVE HOGG
DETROIT — David Price sent the Boston Red Sox sailing into the All-Star break with a bit of history Sunday.
Price pitched one-run ball over five innings and the Red Sox finished off a three-game sweep of Detroit with a 6-3 win. The victory was the 150th of Price’s career.
“It will be cool to see that on the back of my baseball card, because it speaks for itself,” he said. “That’s winning 15 games a year for 10 seasons and I’m definitely proud of it.”
Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts each drove in two runs.
“We’re getting close,” Vazquez said. “We have a couple of things to adjust and if we do that, we’re going to be at the top.”
For the Tigers, a bad season has gotten even worse. They have lost 14 of 16 and have gone 6-25 since June 1.
“This is a much-needed break for us,” said Brandon Dixon, who homered for Detroit. “We can go home, forget about baseball for a few days and come back refreshed.”
The Tigers return from the break with a seven-game road trip, which might be the best news of all. Detroit has gone 3-25 in its last 28 home games and hasn’t won a series at Comerica since early May.
“I’ve never been through anything like this, at least not at home,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Everyone in baseball knows you have to win at home to be any good and we’re not coming close to doing that.”