Porcello goes six strong, doesn't allow a home run: RickPorcello continued his yo-yo season when, after allowing five runs (two homers) in five innings in a 12-4 blowout loss to the Angels, he responded with six strong innings (four hits, one run) against the helpless Orioles on Friday night. But probably the most important number was zero — as in, zero home runs allowed. It was the first time in nine starts (13 home runs) Porcello hadn't allowed anyone to go yard against him. “It’s been four or five starts where I’ve felt like myself and I felt pretty good throwing the ball,” Porcello said. “The results aren’t always great and that’s the part you need to have. As far as what we’ve been working on and what I’m capable of doing, it’s been coming around nicely and it’s unfortunate it’s happened this late in the season but I feel good."