Detroit's David Price shuts down Twins on Opening Day

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Opening Day 2015 didn't go as the Minnesota Twins and first year manager Paul Molitor had hoped. They were shutout by David Price and the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in Detroit Monday afternoon.

Price was spectacular for the Tigers, he kept the Twins off the scoreboard through 8 2/3 innings, while holding them to five hits. Price didn't walk anyone and struck out five.

Joe Nathan struck out Torii Hunter to close out the game.

Hunter was not pleased with the call from Joe West after the game.

This embed is invalid

Price's only real trouble came in the sixth inning. Kurt Suzuki and Jordan Schaefer led off the inning with back-to-back hits, but Price bounced back to strike out Danny Santana and then got Brian Dozier to bounce into a double-play to end the inning.

While Price kept the Twins silent, the Tigers' bats put some runs on the board early.

J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila each homered for Detroit in the second inning. Yoenis Cespedes also did some damage at the plate he was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

It wasn't a great start for Twins starter Phil Hughes, he gave up four runs on eight hits in six innings, while striking out six.

Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for Minnesota (0-1) when the series continues on Wednesday against Detroit's Anibal Sanchez.

Next Up

protest, chauvin, george floyd

Walz: Demobilization of troops, police to happen 'as quickly as possible'

It's unclear just when troops and police will pull out of the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2021-04-20 at 5.33.13 PM

'The first step towards justice': AG Ellison calls for change after Chauvin conviction

Ellison's office led the prosecution of the former Minneapolis police officer.

chauvin

Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in George Floyd's death

Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Screen Shot 2021-04-20 at 4.13.07 PM

LIVE UPDATES: Reaction as Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all counts

We bring you the latest reaction after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Derek Chauvin

Watch live: Verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

The verdict will be announced between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Verdict reached in Derek Chauvin murder trial

A verdict will be read Tuesday afternoon.

logan olson gofundme

18-month-old boy who nearly drowned welcomed home with police escort

Logan Olson was found in a retention pond in Stewartville on April 7.

covid, vaccine

Is Minnesota's latest surge plateauing? Expert says 'no idea'

Hospital admissions have leveled off in the past week, though ICU cases have risen.

Related