The Tigers got the win thanks to their bats. Price didn't do himself any favors by throwing a potentially inning-ending double play in the dirt during the 9-6 win. He received an error. The Indians would go on to score three unearned runs that inning. Price has yet to concede an earned run.
Fantasy Impact: Price was decent, but not his usual dominant self. He struck out six, but also walked three, including a four pitch walk to the nine hitter, Jose Ramirez.
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Detroit buzzed as the southpaw was masterful on the mound in a 4-0 victory.Two singles with two outs in the ninth forced coach Brad Ausmus to pull Price before he could go wire-to-wire. A great performance for Price's first Opening Day in Detroit.
Fantasy Impact: He finished with 8.2 IP, 5 hits, 0 ER and 5 Ks and was never really in trouble. He earned 17.33 points for those that rolled the dice with him on Fanduel and 30.5 on DraftKings. A great start for those that plugged him in the lineup, even at his high...price.
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The Tigers would hate to lose another ace arm like Max Scherzer to free agency. It only makes sense the Tigers would do everything in their power to lock up Price long term. The recent talks, however, are just preliminary. (Source: Chris McCosky, The Detroit News)
Fantasy Impact: The Tigers named Price their Opening Day starter. He has been happy in Detroit thus far, and is expected to put up great fantasy numbers in his first full season with the Tigers.
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Price has been the best pitcher for the Tigers' this spring. He leads the spring with 17 strikeouts in only 12 1/3 innings. His competition, Justin Verlander, has been struggling to find his dominant stuff. (Source: Anthony Fenech)
Fantasy Impact: It is arguable he is a top 5 fantasy pitcher after Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez. There will be plenty of run support with a healthy Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. He is a free agent after 2015 and should turn in some incredible numbers this year.
David Price allowed four runs in two innings of work against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Fantasy Impact: For someone who showed great control last year, it's a bit surprising to see Price walk two batters and throw a wild pitch. The Tigers are counting on Price to be their ace this year, so hopefully he was just a bit off this game and will get back to his normal ways by Opening Day.
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