The Boston Red Sox’s pitching staff is struggling of late, but apparently Rick Porcello hasn’t gotten the memo.
The Red Sox right hander delivered another stellar outing Tuesday, shutting out the Tampa Bay Rays through seven innings in Boston’s 2-0 win at Fenway Park. For that effort, he earns Amica Pitcher of the Week honors.
Porcello entered Tuesday’s contest fresh off a two-hit, six-strikeout performance against the Toronto Blue Jays in his previous outing. He continued that success against the Rays, allowing just eight total baserunners (eight hits, no walks) while striking out six over seven innings. Alexi Ogando retired the side in order in the eighth inning, and Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save.
Porcello now has earned a win in each of his last two starts to improve to 3-2 on the season. He leads the Red Sox’s rotation with a 4.38 ERA through six starts.
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