Rick Porcello SP DET 3 Days

Porcello pitched an absolute gem against the Rays Tuesday, tossing a complete-game shutout while giving up just three hits (no walks) and striking out four batters in picking up his 14th win (14-8) of the year.

After a mediocre performance his last time out on August 15 against the Mariners (allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings pitched), Porcello reversed course with one of his best outings of the year. Shockingly, this was Porcello's third complete-game shutout of the year. With his ability to keep runners off base (issuing just 32 walks in 165.1 innings pitched), Porcello has really excelled this year and now sports a 3.10 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday at home against the Yankees.

Rick Porcello SP DET 8 Days

Porcello allowed six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits and no walks Friday with three strikeouts in a loss against the Mariners.

Porcello got ahead of hitters (21 of 27 first-pitch strikes), but he had trouble putting them away. He lowered his BB/9 to 1.89, though, with his eighth start of no walks allowed. This was the first time in six starts he failed to go more than six innings. In the previous five starts he had a 1.75 ERA. Chalk this one up to one of those nights.

Rick Porcello SP DET 12 Days

Porcello was forced into action Sunday against the Blue Jays, coming into the game in the 17th inning and getting the loss in the 19th inning. He gave up one run on three hits and two walks, and also committed a big throwing error in the game-ending rally in the 19th.

Porcello can hardly be blamed for his off game. Not only did he start on Thursday, but he also had a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday as his regular throw day. While the Tigers aren't divulging their plans, it's highly unlikely that he'll be available for his regular turn in the rotation Tuesday. But the Tigers are especially hamstrung because Anibal Sanchez just went on the DL, and because they are in a stretch of 55 games in 55 days and have a full seven games this upcoming week.

Rick Porcello SP DET 16 Days

Porcello (13-6) took a tough-luck loss Thursday in Yankee Stadium, allowing one run on nine hits in seven innings. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter for the third time in four starts.

Just another quality outing for Porcello, who's allowed all of seven runs in his last five starts on the heels of a seven-run implosion back on July 6. He'll look to keep rolling on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Rick Porcello SP DET 27 Days

Rick Porcello allowed only an unearned run over seven innings but left without factoring in the decision Sunday against the Angels.

The only run the Angels scored on Porcello's watch was one he gave them, as his throwing error allowed Erick Aybar to score in the fifth inning. Otherwise, Porcello shut down the Angels, giving up five hits while striking out six. The right-hander remains tied for the American League lead in wins with 12, and he'll take a 3.24 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into an interleague matchup with the Rockies on Saturday.

Rick Porcello SP DET 1 Month

Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 5-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start.

Rick Porcello SP DET 1 Month

Rick Porcello fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Royals.

It was a terrific bounceback pefromance from Porcello, who was shelled for seven runs on 11 hits last Sunday by the Rays. Porcello scattered six hits Saturday in Kansas City and struck out three. He'll wrap up the first half with a 12-5 record, 3.39 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Rays, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

Porcello walked one and struck out two on the night. Coming into the game after two consecutive shutouts, the Rays came out swinging as they put up three runs in the first inning and refused to let up on the gas. Up as part of the final vote for the 2014 All-Star game, Porcello will carry an 11-5 record, 3.61 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 64/25 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season's first half when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello improved to 11-4, shutting the Athletics out over nine innings on Tuesday.

Porcello needed only 95 pitches to complete his second consecutive shutout and run his consecutive innings streak up to 19. He last allowed a run in the sixth inning on June 15 against the Twins. The right-hander allowed just four hits, didn't walk a batter, and didn't record a strikeout. Recording 18 of 27 outs on the ground helps in that regard. Porcello will take a 3.12 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 62/24 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Rays at home.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello got his 10th win with a three-hit shutout over the Rangers on Thursday.

It marked the second complete game and the first shutout of the 25-year-old's career, now in his sixth season in the majors. Porcello allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out six on the evening. The right-hander is having the best season of his career following years of mediocrity, now sporting a 3.41 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 62/24 K/BB ratio in 97 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep the ball rolling in next week's home start against the Athletics.