Price pitches his way to first Major League win

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 7:46pm
Staff reports

David Price earned his first regular-season Major League victory when he limited the Minnesota Twins to five hits in 5.2 innings in a 5-2 Tampa Bay victory on Saturday.

Price struck out 11 and walked two before he was pulled. He threw 108 pitches, 76 of them strikes, in his second start since being recalled last weekend.

He has struck out 17 in nine innings and has a 3.00 ERA this season.

The former Vanderbilt All-American made five appearances (one start) for the Rays late last season, his first as a professional, and did not have a decision. He did record one win and one save during the postseason.