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Guyer has 1st-inning RBI triple for lone hit off Price, Rays beat their former ace, Tigers 1-0

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

PHOTO: Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist, right, celebrates with on-deck batter Evan Longoria after scoring on a triple by Brandon Guyer off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist, right, celebrates with on-deck batter Evan Longoria after scoring on a triple by Brandon Guyer off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ben Zobrist reached on a throwing error by shortstop Eugenio Suarez scored on Guyer's hit. Price then retired his final 23 batters, nine on strikeouts, to finish an eight-inning complete game.

Alex Cobb (9-6) scattered two hits, walked two and struck out six over seven innings, improving to 7-0 in his last 10 starts. After Brad Boxberger worked out of an eighth-inning jam, Jake McGee got three outs for his 14th save and complete a four-hitter.

Kevin Kiermaier, inserted as a defensive replacement in right field, made diving catch on Rajai Davis' flare with a runner on second and one out in the eighth.

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