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Rick Porcello
3.43 15-13 129
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 200 NFBC ADP: 284.67
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1988 Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2007)

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Aug. 21 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Porcello was spectacular on Wednesday, allowing three hits in a complete-game 6-0 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Porcello had been 0-3 with a 4.20 ERA over his previous three outings, including one relief appearance.
Aug. 3 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Porcello earned his 13th victory Saturday night to tie Detroit Tigers teammate Max Scherzer for the AL lead.
Analysis: Porcello (13-5, 3.18 ERA) gave up two runs, five hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out a season-high 10 in an 11-5 victory over Colorado. He's 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his last four outings.
July 28 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Porcello allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings against the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: While Porcello didn't receive a decision, he's now 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA over his last five road starts.
July 13 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Porcello (12-5, 3.39 ERA) moved into a tie for first on the MLB wins list after yielding one run, six hits and three walks in seven innings. He gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings in his previous outing, a 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on July 6.
July 7 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Porcello lost for the first time in five starts Sunday as he matched a season worst by allowing seven earned runs along with 11 hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 7-3 defeat to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Porcello had won each of his previous three starts while throwing 24 scoreless innings before Sunday's setback.
July 2 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-In a 3-0 win over Oakland on Tuesday, Porcello became just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to throw a shutout without walking or striking out a batter, and the first since Dizzy Trout in 1944.
Analysis: Porcello recorded 17 groundball outs and 10 in the air while becoming the first major-leaguer to accomplish the feat since Baltimore's Jeff Ballard on Aug. 21, 1989. Porcello was eight months old when Ballard did it against Milwaukee. Porcello (11-4. 3.12 ERA) only had one career complete game before this stretch, but is now the first Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris to throw back-to-back shutouts. Morris threw three in a row in July, 1986.
June 27 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Porcello recorded his first career shutout Thursday at Texas, yielding just three hits and three walks.
Analysis: Porcello has thrown 15 shutout innings over his last two starts after going 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA over his previous five outings.
May 30 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Porcello picked up his eighth victory, allowing two runs over 5 2-3 innings in a 5-4 win at Oakland on Thursday.
Analysis: Porcello was effectively wild, walking six. He's won seven of his last eight starts.
May 18 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Porcello allowed one run over eight innings in a 6-1 win at Boston on Saturday.
Analysis: Like teammate Max Scherzer, Porcello has won six consecutive starts. He's posted a 2.50 ERA over that span.
May 8 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Porcello pitched effectively into the seventh to the lead the Detroit Tigers to their eighth straight win, 3-2 over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Porcello (5-1, 3.49 ERA) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and walked two en route to winning his fourth consecutive decision.
May 3 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Porcello improved to 4-1 on Friday.
Analysis: Porcello dominated for seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out six. Expect more success next week against the lowly Astros.
Apr. 21 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four Los Angeles errors in a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: Porcello (2-1, 3.15 ERA) allowed one run and five hits, striking out four and walking one. He gave up one run over 6 2-3 innings in his season debut, a 7-6 win against Baltimore on April 5, before getting tagged for five runs and 10 hits in 6 1-3 frames in a 6-0 loss in San Diego six days later.
Apr. 6 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Porcello had a strong out in his season debut, and the Detroit Tigers withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore to beat the Orioles 7-6 on Saturday.
Analysis: Porcello (1-0) allowed a run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first start of the season, and the Tigers (4-0) remained baseball's only undefeated team. Only one of the final 17 batters he faced reached base.

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