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Nine to Know: Congratulations to David Price, AL Cy Young Award winner

Pitching in arguably the toughest division in baseball, David Price was a star and the best pitcher in the American League.

  1. Price won 20 victories, the most in the AL.
  2. He led the AL with an ERA of 2.56.
  3. He struck out 205.
  4. Against postseason teams, Price went 9-3 in 15 starts and went 10-2 in the AL East.
  5. He started 15 games against teams that made the playoffs and was 9-3 in them.
  6. His WHIP was 1.100 and after the All-Star Break, his WHIP was 0.987.
  7. In 31 starts, he allowed over three runs just three times and he allowed two earned runs or fewer in 23 of his starts.
  8. In only six starts, he allowed 8+ hits.
  9. In his final 18 starts, starting June 19, the Rays were 13-5 while Price was 12-1 with a 2.26 ERA.

 Batters hit .210 against Price from June 19 on

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