Porcello throws 3-hitter, Tigers blank Rangers 6-0
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:02:19 GMT —
Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and 10th victory this season as the Detroit Tigers beat the skidding Texas Rangers 6-0 Thursday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Miguel Cabrera had four hits and Austin Jackson hit a two-run single for the AL Central leaders, who completed a three-game sweep.
While the Tigers have the longest winning streak in the majors, Texas has the longest losing streak at eight in a row.
Porcello (10-4) limited the Rangers to three singles and benefited from three double plays. He struck out six and walked three, throwing 72 of his season-high 115 pitches for strikes.
It was only the second complete game for Porcello in 164 major league starts - all for the Tigers since 2009. The right-hander has won at least 10 games in each of his six seasons.