Porcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays

Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.

The Rays lost their fourth in a row.

Porcello (14-8) moved into a tie for the league lead in wins, retiring 20 straight batters after Ben Zobrist's double in the first.

Porcello walked none and struck out four in his first win since Aug. 2. He matched Miami's Henderson Alvarez for the major league lead in shutouts.

Martinez hit his fourth career slam, connecting off Kirby Yates in the seventh. Starter Jake Odorizzi (9-10) left earlier in the inning.

Wil Myers, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, went 0 for 3 in his return to the Rays' lineup after missing 70 games because of a broken right wrist.

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June 02, 2015 07:09 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Monday

Toronto at Washington (7:05 p.m., postponed, rain)

Tuesday's Games

Toronto (Dickey 2-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 4-2), 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Minnesota at Boston, ppd., rain

Houston 5, Baltimore 2

L.A. Angels 7, Tampa Bay 3

N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2

Tuesday's Games

Oakland (Graveman 2-2) at Detroit (Simon 5-2), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 2-6), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 4-2) at Texas (Lewis 4-3), 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore (M.Wright 2-0) at Houston (McHugh 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 6-4) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Archer 5-4) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 3-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-7) at Seattle (Montgomery 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 4

Atlanta 8, Arizona 1

N.Y. Mets 7, San Diego 0

Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

L.A. Dodgers (Huff 0-0) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 1-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game

Cincinnati (Cueto 3-4) at Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 1-4), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Estrada 1-3) at Washington (Scherzer 6-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 1-1) at Miami (Hand 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Cravy 0-0) at St. Louis (Lynn 3-4), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 5-1) at Colorado (Hale 1-0), 8:40 p.m., 2nd game

Atlanta (S.Miller 5-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-5), 9:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Burnett 5-1) at San Francisco (Heston 5-3), 10:15 p.m.

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