David Price Retires 18 Batters in a Row, Sets Blue Jays’ Post-Season Record
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price throws against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

David Price Retires 18 Batters in a Row, Sets Blue Jays’ Post-Season Record

Leading off the bottom of the seventh inning, a miscommunication on a Ben Zobrist pop-up, between right fielder Jose Bautistaand second baseman Ryan Goins, ended Price’s streak at 18 consecutive batters retired.


Blue Jays lefty David Price allowed a leadoff single to Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar to lead off the bottom of the first inning in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday. It was not a harbinger of things to come.

Following Escobar’s single, Price proceeded to retire the next 18 batters he faced, setting a new post-season record for the Blue Jays, as Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star notes. Jimmy Key previously held the record, having retired 16 in a row against the Braves in Game 4 of the 1992 World Series. Don Larsen, of course, holds the overall post-season record at 27 with his perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Price, in six innings, has allowed just the one hit, racking up seven strikeouts while walking none on 66 pitches.

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