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Price is sharp again, but still can't go distance

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David Price was mad again about not finishing what he started.

But this time, he was angry at himself.

After pitching four perfect innings and taking a shutout into the eighth Wednesday, Price was disappointed about giving up three hits and two runs in the eighth inning of the 8-2 win over the Indians.

"I've got to be able to finish a game better than that," he said. "The eighth and ninth innings right now are what's giving me trouble. I want to be able to finish these games."

Price was visibly upset when manager Joe Maddon took him out of his last start after 8 2/3 innings, and also on April 23, when Price allowed three hits to start the ninth.

But when he hit 112 pitches to finish the eighth Wednesday, Price knew he was done, and he couldn't blame anyone but himself.

Maddon said it's just a reflection of what type of competitor Price is.

"He's a lot of fun in games when he's not pitching," Maddon said. "But otherwise he is really competitive -- as competitive as any guy I've ever been around."

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