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David Price throws a gem in his Blue Jays debut, going 8 IP with 11 K, 3 H, and 1 ER. Jays win, 5-1. (via baseballtonight)

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David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.

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David Price dominates, Blue Jays win

Toronto's new pitcher struck out 11 in 8 innings and Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins hit home runs for a 5-1 Blue Jays win. Torii Hunter's 17th HR was the only run for the Twins. Box score

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David Price pays off instantly for Jays

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Price good when making debut

David Price is making his first start with the Blue Jays this afternoon. His first starts with each of his previous two teams went pretty well:

  • 2008 with Rays: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K's
  • 2014 with Tigers: 8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 10 K's

Is David Price the Jays' pitching savior?

Toronto's 3.99 team ERA ranks 5th worst in the AL. The Blue Jays' 455 runs allowed is the worst among any contender in all of MLB.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5611st
Batting Average.2645th
On Base Percentage.3321st
Slugging Percentage.4431st
Earned Run Average3.9920th
Quality Starts4922nd
WHIP1.2614th
BAA.25318th

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