DETROIT -- Shane Greene has drawn comparisons to Rick Porcello ever since the Tigers traded for him last December. His roll of three straight victories only strengthened those. In a weird way, his first loss compared well with Porcello, too.
Few teams gave Porcello quite the growing pains as a pitcher as the Indians, whose lefty-heavy lineup tended to be feast or famine on a right-handed sinkerballer like Porcello. When Porcello diversified his arsenal with a curveball and a cutter, the difference was never more evident than against Cleveland, which he dominated the last two years.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.