There’s no shame in losing to the best, and that’s exactly what David Price was on Friday night.
Price struck out a career high 12 in seven shutout innings en route to a Rays 5-0 victory. He became just the 4th different pitcher to strike out at at least 12 batters without allowing a run against the Tribe in the past 35 seasons, joining former Indian Paul Abbott (1999 with Seattle), Roger Clemens (1992 and 1987) and Nolan Ryan (1978).
In the baseball-reference era (since 1919) the feat has only been accomplished 15 times. Other names include former Indian Gaylord Perry (1975 while with Texas) and Hall of Famer Red Ruffing (1932 while with the Yankees).