Tigers trade Price to Blue Jays

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DETROIT (AP) --  Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Pricefrom 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 acquiring 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. Johnny Cueto was traded from Cincinnati to Kansas City, and Cole Hamels is headed from Philadelphia to Texas.

The Blue Jays sent left-handers Daniel NorrisMatt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to the Tigers in the deal. Price can become a free agent after this season.

Toronto has scored more runs than any team in the major leagues but still had a .500 record heading into Thursday night's game against the Royals. The Blue Jays trailed Minnesota by two games for the AL's second wild card and were seven behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

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