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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Rays beat former ace David Price to avoid a three-game sweep Add to ...

David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Ben Zobrist reached on a throwing error by shortstop Eugenio Suarez scored on Guyer’s hit. Price then retired his final 23 batters, nine on strikeouts, to finish an eight-inning complete game.

Alex Cobb (9-6) scattered two hits, walked two and struck out six over seven innings, improving to 7-0 in his last 10 starts. After Brad Boxberger worked out of an eighth-inning jam, Jake McGee got three outs for his 14th save and complete a four-hitter.

Kevin Kiermaier, inserted as a defensive replacement in right field, made diving catch on Rajai Davis’ flare with a runner on second and one out in the eighth.

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