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David Ortiz, David Price bury the hatchet after home run controversy

10.06.13 at 8:06 pm ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ‘€“ Saturday night, David Price exuded some frustration regarding David Ortiz‘€™ reaction to the designated hitter’€™s eighth-inning home run in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

‘€œHe knows how I’ve pitched him the last year and a half, probably two years. He steps in the bucket and he hits a homer, and he stares at it to see if it’s fair or foul,’€ Price said after his Rays’€™ 7-4 loss to the Red Sox. ‘€œI’m sure that’s what he’d say. But as soon as he hit it and I saw it, I knew it was fair. Run.’€

Following the Red Sox’€™ workout at Tropicana Field Sunday, Ortiz said the matter was closed.

‘€œIt’€™s over,’€ the DH said. ‘€œYou know, we talked. We straightened things out. I have a lot of respect for David and he does the same for me. I’€™m not going to make a big deal out of this. I understand his frustration. He’€™s a good pitcher. He’€™s a guy that wants to see results every time we go out there. Sometimes things get out of hand. When you don’€™t see those results, you feel sometimes frustrated about them. But everything’€™s fine.’€

Asked who initiated the conversation, Ortiz said, ‘€œWe talked. It doesn’€™t matter how we go to talk but we did. We talked.’€

Price had also taken to Twitter in combative fashion, taking on fans and media, alike.

Sunday the lefty attempted to defuse the situation.


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