Sports
5:52 am
Tue March 30, 2010

Porcello throws hitless ball into sixth vs. Jays

DUNEDIN, FL – Rick Porcello pitched 5 1-3 hitless innings against Toronto before allowing two runs as the Detroit Tigers and Blue Jays played to a 2-2 tie in nine innings Monday.

Toronto starter Dana Eveland, with an outside chance to earn a spot in the rotation, pitched six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. He allowed four hits and a walk.

Porcello did not allow a ball out of the infield before John McDonald singled to center field in the sixth. Jose Bautista then doubled to left and both runners scored on Aaron Hill's drive to left-center field.

Blue Jays reliever Jesse Carlson gave up Alex Avila's run-scoring single in the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI double off Jeremy Accardo in the eighth.