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David Price's best moments with Rays

2008, closing out Game 7 of ALCS

Having made his debut in mid September, Price was used out of the bullpen in the 2008 postseason and made a quite an impact, none more memorable than Game 7 of the ALCS against Boston at the Trop. Price came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth with the Rays leading 3-1 and struck out J.D. Drew. He then opened the ninth by walking Jason Bay but struck out Mark Kotsay and Jason Varitek and got Jed Lowrie to ground into a forceout at second that sent the Rays into their first, and thus far only, World Series.

2009, first regular-season win

Promoted May 25 after starting the year at Triple A, Price made the most of his first start at the Trop, striking out 11 to beat the Twins and win his first regular-season game.

2010, All-Star Game start

At age 24, he started the All-Star Game for the AL, working two innings at Anaheim. He had received the most votes of all AL starters from his peers.

2011, 14K performance

Pitching on Aug. 28 at Toronto, he struck out a career-high 14 over seven innings.

2012, 20 wins

Pitching on Sept. 30 at Chicago to keep the Rays' slim postseason hopes alive, Price worked seven solid innings against the White Sox and picked up his 20th win, the first and still only Rays pitcher to win 20, sharing the AL lead.

2012, Cy Young

In the closet vote under the current balloting system, Price edged Detroit's Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award, the first Ray, and the first overall No. 1 draft pick, to win the game's top pitching award.

2013, Game 163 tiebreaker

With the Rays' season down to one game, Price came up huge in the Game 163 tiebreaker for the second AL wild card, throwing a dazzling complete game at Texas, holding the potent Rangers to two runs on seven hits in sending the Rays on to Cleveland.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

David Price's best moments with Rays 07/31/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:42pm]
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