LOS ANGELES – Rick Porcello fought off three line drives right back at him to get his first road victory of the season, and the Detroit Tigers got home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The Tigers avoided a three-game sweep in the first interleague series for both teams.
Porcello (4-4) allowed two runs and nine hits over six innings in his Dodger Stadium debut, striking out two and walking two. The 6-foot-5 right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA in five interleague starts. His biggest out came in the sixth, when Manny Ramirez
pinch-hit for Hiroki Kuroda with the bases loaded and grounded out to third on the first pitch to end the inning.
Kuroda (5-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, striking out five and walking one. Ronald Belisario gave up a solo homer to Ordonez in the eighth.