Rick Porcello turned in another quality start going 7 innings, striking out 5, walking none, and allowing no runs as the Tigers downed the Twins 4-0.
Fielder again showed his dislike for teams walking Cabrera in front of him as he got the Tigers on the board in the 6th. After a walk to Cabrera put runners on first and second. Fielder promptly lined a double, the first of three consecutive Tiger doubles, to score Jackson and Cabrera.
Alex Avila continues to struggle mightily at the plate. He went 0-3, striking out twice and dropping is average to .166.
Porcello threw 94 pitches through 7 and lowered his ERA to 4.37. I would have liked to see him come out for the 8th but it appears that only JV is allowed to go much more than 100 pitches.
Valverde pitched a scoreless 9th rebounding a bit from his blown save in KC.
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