Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello (21)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Neil Walker's homer in the 11th inning lifted
the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
After Starling Marte opened the inning with a ground out, Walker jumped on a
first-pitch slider from Jose Ortega (0-2) and clobbered it over the fence in
Jason Grilli struck out the side in the home half to pick up his 21st save of
Pittsburgh starter Jeanmar Gomez and Detroit hurler Rick Porcello dueled
throughout the contest. Gomez scattered three hits over seven scoreless
innings, while Porcello surrendered three hits and struck out a career-high 11
batters over eight frames.
Mark Melancon (1-0) stranded a pair of runners in the 10th to earn the win.
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