Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello threw seven shutout innings and the Detroit Tigers blanked the Cleveland Indians, 7-0, in the opener of a four-game series at Progressive Field.
Porcello (5-6) allowed just five hits and two walks while fanning six.
Jhonny Peralta, Victor Martinez and Ramon Santiago drove in two runs apiece and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI for the AL Central leaders, who are on a four- game winning streak.
Justin Masterson (10-7) lasted just 4 2/3 innings, surrendering six runs on seven hits and four walks.
The Indians have lost three straight games.