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MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homer in the first Friday and the Detroit Tigers never trailed while scratching out a 6-4 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 8, Texas 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson collected three RBI and Rick Porcello held Texas to one run over six innings Tuesday in the Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win over the Rangers.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, May 27 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford homered during a five-run third Friday and the Boston Red Sox gained revenge against Rick Porcello in a 6-3 win over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single Saturday, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 9, Los Angeles Angels 4

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Johnny Damon and Will Rhymes each had three hits and Rick Porcello delivered a strong start Sunday in the Detroit Tigers' 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
MLB: Chi. W. Sox 12, Detroit 2 (1st game)

MLB: Chi. W. Sox 12, Detroit 2 (1st game)

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez each scored three runs and drove in two Tuesday in a 12-2 Chicago White Sox rout of Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Texas 8, Detroit 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 25 (UPI) -- Michael Young drove in five runs on three hits and Dale Murphy homered Sunday as the Texas Rangers slugged their way to an 8-4 win over Detroit.
Porcello, Youkilis suspended five games

Porcello, Youkilis suspended five games

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Detroit's Rick Porcello and Boston's Kevin Youkilis will sit out five games for their bench-clearing, brawl-inciting actions, MLB announced Wednesday.

MLB: Boston 7, Detroit 5

BOSTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell homered twice and drove in three runs Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 7-5 in a game marred by a bench-clearing melee.

MLB: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Starter Rick Porcello had two hits and two RBI Friday while leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 inter-league win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Detroit 5, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, May 10 (UPI) -- Adam Everett and Curtis Granderson had two RBIs apiece and Rick Porcello (3-3) turned in a solid start in Detroit's 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday.

MLB: Detroit 9, Minnesota 0

DETROIT, May 5 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera had a homer and four RBI, and Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings Tuesday in a 9-0 Detroit whitewashing of Minnesota.

MLB: Chi White Sox at Detroit, ppd., rain

DETROIT, April 14 (UPI) -- Rain in the Detroit area led to the postponement of Tuesday's game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Toronto 6, Detroit 2

TORONTO, April 9 (UPI) -- Sixth-inning home runs by Adam Lind and Marco Scutaro Thursday helped the Toronto Blue Jays capture a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello reacts while walking to the dug out after being pulled from the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 19, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Frederick Alfred "Rick" Porcello III (born December 27, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He was drafted #27 overall in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Porcello has been described as an "ace" who could be a "bona fide No. 1 starter." In 2009, he was the youngest player in the major leagues. His choice of sports agent Scott Boras to advise him may have scared away other teams and knocked him down to the 27th spot.

Porcello graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey in 2007. In his senior season, he compiled a 10–0 record with 103 strikeouts and a 1.44 ERA in 63 innings pitched. He threw a perfect game on May 12, 2007 against Newark Academy.

Although Porcello signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina, he later declined in order to pursue his professional career in Major League Baseball. Porcello was signed by the Tigers to a $7.28 million, four-year deal with two one-year options. The total contract is worth $11.1 million, making Porcello the highest-paid high schooler ever. He also received a $3.5 million signing bonus, the second-largest ever given out by the Tigers, surpassed only by the $3.55 million given to 2006 first round pick Andrew Miller.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rick Porcello."
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