The Tigers new star David Price was hammered for nine straight hits and six runs in the third inning tonight before he was pulled with bases loaded and none out. The Tigers fell to the Yankees 8-4 tonight at Comerica Park.
Price allowed four hits in the first two innings before Jacoby Ellsbury got it all started in the third with a single to right and a stolen base. Two doubles and 6 singles later, including an infield single to short with the bases loaded by Brett Gardner, Price's day was done. Two more runs crossed the plate in the third on sacrifice flies, but Price was responsible for those as well.
For the Tigers, all the scoring came later on. Miguel Cabrera drove in Torii Hunter in the fourth with a double. Victor Martinez hit a solo home run to right in the sixth. Nick Castellanos tripled to right, scoring Martinez in the eighth, and Torii Hunter brought in Ian Kinsler on a single in the ninth.
The bright spot for the Tigers tonight was their bullpen, which allowed 2 hits and two walks after replacing Price in the third. In order, it was Blaine Hardy, Phil Coke, Patrick McCoy, Jim Johnson, and Al Alburquerque pitching out of the pen tonight.