Baseball-Porcello pitch perfect as Tigers maul Indians

July 5 (Reuters) – Detroit starter Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings on Friday as the Tigers padded their lead in the American League Central with a 7-0 victory over division rivals Cleveland. Jhonny Peralta and Ramon Santiago each drove in two runs at a sold out Progressive Field while Andy Dirks collected two hits and scored three times for Detroit, who moved 2-1/2 games ahead of the second-placed Indians by improving to 47-38. Peralta delivered a two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning to Cleveland ace Justin Masterson out of the game. …

July 6, 2013 11:34 am

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