Disappointing starter David Price will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, per John Lott of the National Post. Price was brilliant in Game 2, throwing a shutout through six innings, but he fell apart in a five-run seventh. He will try to reverse that course Friday in a do-or-die battle for the Blue Jays.
Price will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday, John Lott of the National Post reports. Manager John Gibbons wasn't taking any chances with an 8-1 lead in Game 4 of the ALDS, bringing in Price for three innings in relief of R.A. Dickey. Price didn't fare particularly well, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two, but he will be on normal rest for his outing Saturday.
Price will be available out of the bullpen for Monday's Game 4, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. Price struggled in his Game 1 start, allowing a pair of homers and five runs on seven innings, and was seen warming up in the bullpen for Sunday's Game 3. Should the Blue Jays win Monday, Price would be in line to pitch the deciding Game 5, though his availability for that start may come into question if he pitches Monday.
Blue Jays pitcher David Price will not start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Toronto has decided to push Price back to later in the week, not for injury reasons, but simply so its ace doesn't have such a long break between starts. With a win Wednesday, the Blue Jays clinched the AL East title a spot in the ALDS, which opens Oct. 8. Drew Hutchison will start in Price's place Thursday.
Blue Jays starter David Price escaped with his 18th win of the season Saturday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings while striking out six. The ball was carrying something fierce in the Rogers Centre on Saturday, but Price pitched just well enough to notch his ninth win in 11 starts since coming over to the Jays. His final start of the regular season comes Thursday, on the road in Baltimore.