(DETROIT, MI) - Rookie Rick Porcello picked up his twelfth win of the season as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2.
Porcello pitched into the eighth inning, allowing two runs on five hits to improve to 12 and 8 on the season.
Magglio Ordonez had an RBI single with Miguel Cabrera and Wilkin Ramirez adding sacrifice flies for the tigers, who extend their lead over Minnesota to 4 1/2 games in the AL Central with Chicago seven games back.
Travis Hafner hit a solo home run and Jhonny Peralta had an RBI single for Cleveland as the Indians have lost three in a row.
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