ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas got to Rays lefty ace David Price early in Game 1. Here's a look, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information, as to how they were able to do it:
* Price threw his fastball on 86 of 107 pitches (80.4 pct), above his season average of 74.3 pct, the second-highest mark among starting pitchers. The Rangers led all of baseball with a .297 batting average against fastballs this season, and they made Price pay. The Rangers were 8-for-25 against Price's fastball on Wednesday.
* Eight of the Rangers' nine hits against Price were off his fastball, with the lone exception being a bunt hit by Elvis Andrus in the 6th inning. On August 16, in Price's only start against Texas this year, he threw his fastball 83 percent of the time and the Rangers hit .278 (5-for-18) against the pitch.
* In particular, the Rangers feasted on Price's high fastballs, going 5-for-11 with both of their home runs.