Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello had his
recent suspension reduced to five games, and will begin serving it immediately
after dropping his appeal Thursday morning.
Porcello was initially suspended six games after intentionally throwing a
pitch at Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist on June 30.
The right-hander's intention was to appeal just to make one more start before
the All-Star Game, which he did on Wednesday against the White Sox. He allowed
three runs on seven hits with no walks while fanning six over six innings.
He is 6-6 with a 4.80 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) this year.
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