David Price Dominant in Toronto Debut, Blue Jays Beat Minnesota Twins 5-1
TORONTO (AP) — David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking home run and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.
Price (10-4) allowed one run and three hits. He threw 119 pitches, two shy of his season high.
Acquired from Detroit last Thursday for a trio of minor league left-handers, Price received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 45,766 as he walked in from the bullpen before the game.
NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was among those on hand to watch Price work on a sunny afternoon.
The lefty struck out the first two batters he faced and set down four straight before Torii Hunter homered in the second. It was the 12th home run surrendered by Price in 10 career starts at Rogers Centre.
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