Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/12

David Price had a bad night Monday.

That's news because he hadn't had one in so long.

The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander had won eight consecutive decisions over his last 12 starts since a June 13 loss to the Mets, and he came in leading the majors in ERA and sharing the lead in wins.

By the end of the night, he had given up six runs and 10 hits to the Rangers while failing to get an out in the fifth inning. Texas held on for a 6-5 win.

"I had a lot of hard-hit balls the last two months, and they seemed to go right at guys. Tonight, that wasn't the case," Price said. "I felt every ball they put in play was going to get down or find a hole. And they hit a lot of balls hard. They beat me."

Manager Joe Maddon wasn't concerned, saying if anything Price was throwing too many strikes over the heart of the plate.

"David will be back, David is fine, he's going to pitch really, really well the rest of this season," Maddon said. "It happens to everybody. That was just his hiccup tonight."

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