DETROIT (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A's on Tuesday night.
Porcello (11-4) only had one career complete game before blanking the Rangers on June 26, but is now the first Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris to throw back-to-back shutouts. Morris threw three in a row in July 1986.
Porcello is 3-0 with 24 scoreless innings over his last three outings. He also became the first pitcher since Baltimore's Jeff Ballard on Aug. 21, 1989, to throw a shutout without a walk or strikeout. No Tigers pitcher had done it since Dizzy Trout in 1944.
Torii Hunter had an RBI grounder in the fourth inning and J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the sixth.
Brad Mills (1-1) took the loss for Oakland, allowing three runs and six hits with three walks in six-plus innings.
GIANTS 5, CARDINALS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum followed his second career no-hitter with another vintage performance, pitching eight sharp innings to lead San Francisco to the shutout.
Lincecum (7-5) allowed four hits, struck out six and walked two. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the fourth and stayed out of trouble the rest of the way, helping San Francisco snap a four-game losing streak since his latest gem against San Diego.
Pablo Sandoval hit his 100th career homer to cap a three-run fourth, and the Giants scored twice in the fifth to chase Marco Gonzales (0-1) in the left-hander's second career start.
Gonzales gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. St. Louis has lost three straight and four of five.
RAYS 2, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price came within one pitch of extending his remarkable strikeout streak in leading resurgent Tampa Bay past New York.