White Sox Top Tigers As Team Trades For David Price
Friday Aug 01, 2014 12:00am
White Sox top Tigers 7-4
(DETROIT) - With the trade deadline minutes away, Austin Jackson saw a replacement on the top step of the dugout and realized what was happening. Jackson was traded by the Tigers on Thursday in a three-team deal that brought star left-hander David Price to Detroit. But the timing of the move allowed him one last ovation from the home fans. With one out in the seventh inning of a 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox, Jackson was pulled from the game and made the long jog from center field to the dugout. Left-hander Drew Smyly was also involved in the deal. He started and pitched five innings, giving up four runs and 11 hits. The game quickly became a secondary concern in the Motor City when news of the trade began circulating, but Detroit lost for the fifth time in six games. Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece for the White Sox. Joakim Soria (1-4), another pitcher Detroit recently traded for, hit Paul Konerko with the bases loaded in the seventh to give the White Sox a 5-4 lead. Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 games. Detroit's Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez hit back-to-back homers in the thid inning to give Detroit the lead.
Tigers land Price in three team deal
(DETROIT) - When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a three-team deadline deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners. General manager Dave Dombrowski decided to trade for Price despite an already bright collection of stars on the mound, upgrading to a rotation that could be tough to match in any postseason series. Price, the AL Cy Young winner in 2012, joins a Tigers rotation that already features Justin Verlander (the 2011 AL Cy Young winner), Max Scherzer (the 2013 AL Cy Young winner), Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello. The Tigers are the first team with three pitchers on the staff who all have won Cy Young Awards over the previous three seasons, according to STATS. Price is eligible to become a free agent after the 2015 season and could serve as a short-term replacement in Detroit for Scherzer, who will hit free agency this winter after declining the Tigers' reported six year, $144 million offer.
OTHER THURSDAY A.L. SCORES
LA Angels 1 – Baltimore 0
Seattle 6 – Cleveland 5
Kansas City 6 – Minnesota 3
Toronto 6 – Houston 5
J.D. Martinez launches a homer to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead against the Chicago White Sox (photo courtesy of Julian H. Gonzalez/DFP)