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

Rob Bradford
October 06, 2013 - 4:06 pm

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.