Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello (Courtesy Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press)
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello tossed 5 2/3 solid innings and the Detroit Tigers snuck past the Texas Rangers, 2-1, in the second test of a four-game series.
Porcello (2-2) gave up one run on five hits while striking out six for the Tigers, who snapped a two-game skid. Alex Avila and Miguel Cabrera each knocked in a run for the victors.
Geovany Soto hit a solo homer for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Nick Tepesch (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits over five innings.
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