Rick Porcello Throws Second Straight Complete Game Shutout

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Rick Porcello Throws Second Straight Complete Game Shutout
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Here are the ground rules for any game Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello pitches these days: every pitch is a sinker, every ball hit is a groundout and every game is a complete-game shutout. OK, that may be a slight exaggeration. But it certainly seemed that way tonight when Porcello induced 17 groundouts and allowed four hits in a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics before 32,455 at Comerica Park.

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