Jays get Tigers' Price for 3 prospects

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DETROIT (AP) Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.

After obtaining slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado, the Blue Jays tried to shore up their rotation by adding Price, likely the top remaining starting pitcher on the market.

"These types of players, the great superstar players, rarely become available," Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "We think we're a good team and adding a guy like Price we think makes us that much stronger and will give us a chance to win. It's as simple as that."

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Rank Name W
1t F. Hernandez, Sea12
1t D. Keuchel, Hou12
1t C. McHugh, Hou12
4t M. Buehrle, Tor11
4t C. Carrasco, Cle11
4t S. Gray, Oak11
4t C. Lewis, Tex11
8t N. Eovaldi, NYY10
8t P. Hughes, Min10
8t G. Richards, LAA10
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NL Wins
Rank Name W
1 G. Cole, Pit14
2t J. Arrieta, ChC11
2t M. Bumgarner, SF11
2t C. Heston, SF11
2t C. Martinez, StL11
2t M. Scherzer, Was11
2t M. Wacha, StL11
8 J. deGrom, NYM10
9t B. Colon, NYM9
9t Z. Greinke, LAD9
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