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Yankees close out Detroit

Yankees close out Detroit

Shane Greene provided another lift to the New York Yankees' lesser-regarded rotation, firing eight-plus scoreless innings to help the Bronx Bombers close out a four-game series with the Detroit Tigers with a 1-0 victory.
Detroit slides past Oakland

Detroit slides past Oakland

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each knocked in a pair of runs and the Detroit Tigers held on this time to record a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore Orioles 4-1

Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helped propel the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, in the opener of a three- game set.
Braves rout the Tigers in spring training

Braves rout the Tigers in spring training

Jason Heyward stroked his fourth home run of the spring in the Atlanta Braves' 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Tigers flatten Nationals in preseason action

Tigers flatten Nationals in preseason action

Torii Hunter collected four hits and two RBI as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Washington Nationals, 12-6, on Friday.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 5

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- David Ortiz belted a score-tying grand slam in the eighth inning Sunday and Boston went on to stun Detroit 6-5 in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series.

MLB: Oakland 1, Detroit 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Stephen Vogt's RBI single in the ninth inning Saturday lifted Oakland to a 1-0 decision over Detroit in Game 2 of their American League Division Series.

MLB: Detroit 4, Seattle 2

DETROIT, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rick Porcello struck out 10 Mariners in a six-inning stint Monday and the Detroit Tigers scored a pair of runs in the sixth to get past Seattle 4-2.

MLB: Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder and Alex Avila both tallied four RBI for Detroit Tuesday in the Tigers' 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Boston 20, Detroit 4

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam and David Ortiz drove in four runs with two homers Wednesday as part of Boston's 20-4 mauling of Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 7, Cleveland 2 (7 inn.)

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Victor Martinez delivered a two-run double during a four-run third inning Friday that sent Detroit to a 7-2 win over Cleveland in a game shortened by rain.

MLB: Detroit 11, New York Mets 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera led an 18-hit assault Sunday that carried the Detroit Tigers to an 11-3 interleague win and series sweep of the New York Mets.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI Tuesday, powering the Minnesota Twins over Detroit 6-3.

MLB: Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run home run and the decisive runs scored on an error in the Detroit Tigers' 6-4 win Wednesday over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 2 (12 innings)

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter singled home Matt Tiuasosopo in the 12th inning Sunday and the Detroit Tigers won an eighth straight game, 3-2 over the Chicago White Sox.
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rick Porcello."
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