ANAHEIM -- David Price, whose 16 wins are tied for most in the Major Leagues, took over the American League lead in ERA Friday night after Jered Weaver of the Angels yielded a career-high nine runs to the Rays. Price is at 2.39, ahead of Detroit's Justin Verlander, who is at 2.53.
Since the Cy Young was awarded to each league in 1967, 18 of the 19 pitchers to lead either league in both wins and ERA have won the Cy Young.
Baltimore's Mike Boddicker is the lone exception in 1984, when Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez claimed the award.
This is the latest into any season a Rays pitcher has led the league in ERA.