David Price wasn’t at his best last night, needing 115 pitches to record 15 outs and allowing nine baserunners in five innings of two-run ball, but still beat the Tigers for his AL-leading 15th win.
With the victory Price is also now the Rays’ all-time leader in single-season wins:
DAVID PRICE 2010 15 James Shields 2008 14 Edwin Jackson 2008 14 Rolando Arrojo 1998 14 Jeff Niemann 2009 13 Andy Sonnanstine 2008 13 Scott Kazmir 2007 13
Obviously only existing since 1998 plays a big role in the franchise’s unimpressive win leaders, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. In the 13 seasons it took the Rays to have one 15-game winner, there were 319 different instances of a pitcher winning 15 or more games.