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Detroit – It's official.

David Price will be Major League Baseball's K king for 2014.

Price, the Tigers ace left-hander, had seven strikeouts through six innings of Sunday's game, pushing him one past Indians ace Corey Kluber for the season's crown.

Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was Price's 270th strikeout victim of the season. That's a career-high for Price, who has split this season between the Rays and Tigers.

This also is the first time Price will lead MLB in strikeouts, and he's the fifth Tiger to do it, joining Justin Verlander, Mickey Lolich, Virgil Trucks and Hal Newhouser.

Verlander led the majors in strikeouts in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

As for the other Tiger trying to be No. 1 on Sunday, the regular-season finale, it appeared Victor Martinez will fall just shy of giving the Tigers a fourth straight American League batting title.

Martinez made outs his first two times up Sunday to fall to .336, five points by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who was 2-for-3 with a double through the fifth inning of his game.

Cabrera won the batting title each of the three previous years.

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