AL Cy Young Award Rankings: David Price Slides, Felix Hernandez Still Reigns

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AL Cy Young Award Rankings: David Price Slides, Felix Hernandez Still Reigns
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Death, taxes and David Price pitching seven strong innings and getting a win.

That seemed to be the way of things as recently as, say, 24 hours ago. Price went into his start against the Texas Rangers on Monday night with 12 straight outings of seven-plus innings under his belt, and he was tied with Jered Weaver for the AL lead in wins with 16.

Something weird happened. Instead of logging his customary seven innings, Price got rocked for six earned runs and was done after four innings.

Wait, what?

Yeah, that actually happened.

Price is still having an excellent season by any set of standards, but his poor outing on Monday didn't do his chances in the American League Cy Young race any favors. He already had work to do to catch up to Felix Hernandez, and now he has more work to do.

Here's a look at this week's top five.

Note: Stats are current as of the start of play on Tuesday, August 28, and they all come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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