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Sanchez Takes No-Hitter Into 9th, Tigers Beat Twins 6-0

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Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning at Comerica Park on May 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning at Comerica Park on May 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket/AP) – Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning for the Tigers only to be spoiled by a base hit from Joe Mauer but the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0 Friday night.

The one-out single by Minnesota’s Mauer was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers’ victory over the Twins.

Sanchez fell two outs shy of his second career no-hitter, but thanks to Mauer it was just another near miss this season. There have already been five one-hitters this year, according to STATS.

It was Sanchez’s second gem in about a month – he set a franchise record with 17 strikeouts in eight marvelous innings against Atlanta on April 26.

Sanchez (5-4) struck out 12 on Friday and allowed three walks. Mauer lined a clean hit up the middle.

 

 

 

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