ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rick Porcello pitched one of the best games of his career, allowing three hits in a complete-game shutout. It was Porcello's third career shutout and all have come this season.
Victor Martinez hit his fourth career grand slam and drove in five runs to help power the Tigers to a 6-0 win over the Rays on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. Martinez has 80 RBIs for the season.
Porcello gave up a one-out double to Ben Zobrist in the first inning, then retired the next 20 batters he faced. James Loney led off the eighth with a single to center.
Porcello gave up a one-out single to Desmond Jennings in the ninth, the Rays' third hit of the night.
Martinez gave the Tigers the early lead with a two-out, RBI double in the first inning and added a two-out grand slam to right as part of a five-run seventh inning.
The last time Martinez had five RBIs in a game was also the last time he hit a grand slam: June 22, 2013 against the Red Sox.
Rajai Davis doubled to left with two outs in the seven and came home on Ian Kinsler's single to center to give the Tigers a two-run cushion.
Kinsler's single ended the night for Rays starter Jake Odorizzi, who allowed five hits, two walks and two runs over 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
Rays right-hander Kirby Yates gave up a single to Torii Hunter and a walk to Miguel Cabrera before giving up the grand slam to Martinez on a 1-2 pitch.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out double by Victor Martinez that scored Cabrera. Kinsler andi Hunter each struck out swinging against Odorizzi. Cabrera reached on an infield single and scored from first on the double to right by Martinez.
Cabrera reached on an error by the third baseman in the fourth and drew walks in the sixth inning and seventh innings.
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