Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price reacts in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Price allowed eight earned runs in two innings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Paul Sancya
August 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) Tigers star David Price allowed nine consecutive hits to the New York Yankees in the third inning before being pulled Wednesday night, a stunning outing for the left-hander who had thrown a one-hitter in his previous start.

The Yankees scored eight runs in the inning, all charged to Price. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York's leadoff hitter, was also batting first in the third - so the Yankees went all the way through their batting order, with each batter adding a hit before reliever Blaine Hardy replaced Price and retired the first man he faced.

According to STATS, Price was the first pitcher who allowed nine straight hits in a game since Houston's Bob Forsch gave up nine against Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.

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