David Price has a big challenge in front of him. Help the Tigers to the world title? Well, yes. But before that he faces a different uphill climb: Catching up to Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello for most wins on the Tigers staff. Price arrives with an 11-8 mark. Porcello joined Scherzer in a tie for the AL lead in wins with 13 when he beat Colorado, 11-5, Saturday night at Comerica Park. Porcello found it far too early in the season to enter into a discussion of what it feels like to lead the league in wins. “I’ve got the Yankees on Thursday,” he said. “That’s what I’m thinking about, not where I am with wins. More than anything, when you win games, you have to thank your offense.” Porcello went eight innings and struck out a season-high 10. He tipped his cap to the roaring fans when he came off after the eighth. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Porcello matched a career high with his fourth straight start of at least seven innings pitched. The Tigers scored in all eight innings in which they batted. According to STATS, inc., the Tigers scored in all eight innings of a nine-inning home game for the first time since 1912. That was the year the Tigers began playing in Navin Field (which grew into Tiger Stadium), and that Teddy Roosevelt was the presidential candidate of the Bull Moose Party.
Detroit 11, Colorado 5: David Price watches as Rick Porcello improves to 13-5
Detroit Free Press | Aug 3