Rick Porcello SP DET 1 Day

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 11 Days

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 17 Days

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 22 Days

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 27 Days

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.

Rick Porcello SP DET 1 Month

Rick Porcello spun six scoreless frames Friday in a 6-4 win over the Indians.

Porcello gave up six hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out three. He allowed three hits in his final inning of work, but managed to avoid any damage by inducing a double-play grounder and getting Lonnie Chisenhall to pop up to end the scoring threat. Porcello has fallen off a bit from where he was early this season, but he's still 9-4 with a fine 3.76 ERA through 14 starts. He'll get the Rangers next week in Texas.

Rick Porcello SP DET 1 Month

Rick Porcello lost his second straight start after allowing six runs -- five earned -- in five innings against the White Sox on Monday.

Since opening the season 7-1 with a 2.91 ERA, Porcello is 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in his last four starts. He has faced a tougher schedule in that span, which probably has something to do with his troubles. He's still a decent play in mixed leagues, though his next start against the Twins isn't exactly a picnic.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello fell to 8-3, allowing three runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Porcello pitched well, but the Tigers weren't able to capitalize on their scoring opportunities in support of him. He made two costly mistakes: a first-inning solo homer to Melky Cabrera, and a sixth-inning two-run double to Adam Lind. Overall, he allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out three. Porcello is enjoying the finest season of his career, as he now has a 3.69 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP. He'll face the White Sox on the road next.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello picked up his eighth win Thursday after holding the A's to two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Porcello lived dangerously in this one, walking six batters and hitting another. Still, the only runs he gave up came on a rare Nick Punto homer. The other four hits he allowed were all singles. So, while it wasn't Porcello's best outing, it was much better for his ERA than last week's eight-run drubbing at the hands on the Rangers. He's now tied with Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright for second in the majors with eight wins, one behind Mark Buehrle.

Rick Porcello SP DET 2 Months

Rick Porcello returned to action on Saturday May 24.