Tigers Pitcher Does Double Duty vs. Pirates

By Biertempfel, Rob | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 13, 2009 | Go to article overview

Tigers Pitcher Does Double Duty vs. Pirates


Biertempfel, Rob, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Not having the designated hitter was not a disadvantage Friday for the Detroit Tigers.

Rookie pitcher Rick Porcello tossed seven strong innings and had a pair of two-out, RBI hits -- the first of his career -- to lift the Tigers to a 3-1 interleague victory against the Pirates at PNC Park.

"He has good stuff for a 20-year-old," said Jack Wilson, who had two of the Pirates' eight hits. "It's pretty impressive to pound the zone the way he did with a really good two-seamer (fastball). Looked like he had a pretty good swing, too."

Porcello became the first Tigers pitcher to get a hit in his first major-league at-bat since Zach Miner on June 20, 2006, against Milwaukee. Porcello also became the first Tigers pitcher in seven years to have multiple hits in a game.

The last Tigers pitcher to have multiple RBI in a game was Joe Coleman, who drove in three runs on Sept. 21, 1972, against Boston.

Ian Snell (1-7) did not pitch poorly, but he made bad pitches at the worst times. The righty worked seven innings and gave up two runs on 10 hits.

"I think I did a pretty good job," Snell said. "My command was better and I was keeping the ball down. But their pitcher ... dang it."

Magglio Ordonez led off the second inning with a single, then stole second base. With two outs, Ramon Santiago beat out an infield single.

Porcello bounced a 2-2 pitch into left field, scoring Ordonez.

Snell got the first two outs quickly in the sixth. Gerald Laird hit a ground-rule double, which one-hopped the left field wall. Santiago was intentionally walked.

Porcello hit a fly ball single to right, which landed just a couple of inches fair. Laird scored. After the inning, Snell punched the dugout wall.

"I was a upset that we intentionally walked (Santiago) to get to (Porcello)," Snell said. "I didn't see any reason to do that. Then he got a hit. Karma."

Porcello was the Tigers' first-round draft pick (27th overall) in 2007, the year the Pirates chose Dan Moskos with the fourth overall pick.

The right-hander went seven innings and checked the Pirates to a run on six hits. Porcello (7-4) walked one and struck out two.

"He threw the ball OK," Pirates manager John Russell said. "We had some opportunities but kept hitting the ball right at them and hitting into double plays. We weren't able to drive the ball, so he did a decent job of keeping us off balance. …

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