Rick Porcello pitched eight shut out innings Sunday, allowing only one hit while striking out three as the Detroit Tigers avoided a series sweep by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0.
Porcello (4-2, 3.08 ERA) has not lost a start in May.
A Casper Wells RBI-single in the second inning, and solo homerun by Jhonny Peralta in the fourth inning accounted for the game's runs.
The Tigers return home to Comerica Park to start a three-game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Phil Coke (1-5, 3.88 ERA) will start for Detroit.
Jeremy Hellickson (5-2 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay.