David Price pitched a season-high seven innings and did not allow a walk but still ended up with his first Major League loss as the Tampa Bay Rays fell 5-3 to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
Price needed just 99 pitches to complete the seven innings but gave up a three-run home run in the second and a solo home run in the fourth.
The former Vanderbilt All-America said in an mlb.com story prior to the contest that he wanted to cut down on the number of walks he allowed, which had been an issue this year with both the Rays and their Class AAA affiliate in Durham (N.C.).
For the season he is now 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA. Tampa’s record in games he has pitched is 3-2.