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Porcello struck out six and walked one while holding the Nationals to four runs -- three earned -- on four hits over eight innings to pick up his first win of the season Monday.

He threw 112 pitches in the start -- 75 for strikes -- and generated 11 of his 18 contact outs on the ground. Porcello will make his second start of the week Sunday against the Orioles at Fenway Park.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 week ago

Porcello allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in Boston's loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

It was a cold and damp pitcher's night at Citizens Bank Park as Porcello and Aaron Harang had their way. Porcello's sinker induced 10 groundball outs, but it one hanging slider in the sixth that did him in. Jeff Francoeur's three-run homer gave the Phils separation and saddled Porcello with the loss, his first decision in a Red Sox uniform.

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Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension with the Red Sox on Monday, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports.

The deal will take effect starting in 2016, and he will receive $20 million per year over the first two years and $21 million per year over the final two years, in addition to a $500,000 signing bonus. This will keep Porcello in Boston through the 2019 season, an ideal situation for wins, which should be the top concern for his fantasy owners considering his ground ball approach will play in any ballpark.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Porcello allowed one run on five hits while striking out three over five innings in his final spring start Thursday.

Porcello finished the spring with a 2.57 ERA in four starts and walked only three in 14 innings. He's set to take the ball in Boston's second game of the season.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Porcello threw 96 pitches (71 strikes) over seven innings in a minor-league game Saturday. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Porcello is right on scheduled to be Boston's No. 2 starter when the team's regular season kicks off in Philadelphia.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 weeks ago

Porcello allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five in five innings against the Cardinals on Monday.

Porcello got his pitch count up to 92 (56 strikes). He was pleased with the outing, particularly the changeup, a pitch he worked on in between starts.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings against the Twins on Wednesday.

Porcello stretched himself out to 70 pitches, but had some problems with command and leaving pitches up. All in all, he was pleased with his changeup and the chance to work with runners on base.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in three-plus innings Friday night against the Yankees.

Porcello threw 58 pitches, featuring his curveball more than a quarter of the time. He was pleased overall with the hook, dropping it in for strikes 10 of his 15 times.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello allowed one unearned run on four hits while striking out two in three innings in Sunday's game against the Mets.

This was Porcello's first time facing major leaguers -- he threw two innings against Northeastern University his first time out.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello retired all six batters he faced in two innings Tuesday, CSN New England reports.

Porcello said he didn't have the location his first time out, but felt good and understands it's a process early in spring.