Anibal Sanchez

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Another Detroit Pitcher Starts Off With Blanks

Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox hitless for 5 2-3 innings in Game 2 of the AL championship series on Sunday night.

97.1 The Ticket–10/14/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after a strikeout in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tigers Nearly No-Hit Red Sox, Win ALCS Opener 1-0

Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit Tigers relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night in the AL championship series opener.

97.1 The Ticket–10/13/2013

Anibal Sanchez (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

No Relief For Red Sox In Facing Detroit Rotation

A former Red Sox prospect, Sanchez will start the best-of-seven series opener at Fenway Park against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.

97.1 The Ticket–10/12/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ERA Champ Anibal Sanchez Struggles, Gives Up Three Home Runs

Those who called for Anibal Sanchez to start game one or game two of the American League Division Series might want to go back and delete some tweets, bury some blogs.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

Anibal Sanchez Gets The Start In Game 3 Vs. Oakland

Sanchez takes the mound Monday for Game 3 between the Tigers and Athletics after the teams split a pair of pulsating one-run games in Oakland.

97.1 The Ticket–10/07/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Doug Fister # 58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals t Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Set New AL Strikeout Record, Approach MLB Record

The Tigers set a new American League record for strikeouts in a season: 1,384.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2013

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the first inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on August 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sanchez On The Mound Vs. White Sox

Although he’s on a pitching staff with a 20-game winner and a former league MVP, Anibal Sanchez could be the Detroit Tigers’ choice to start the postseason.

97.1 The Ticket–09/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first-inning pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Scherzer Not The Only Cy Young Candidate In Tigers Rotation

Anibal Sanchez, who dropped off the radar a bit when he went on the disabled list in mid-June with a strained right shoulder, has been just as good and maybe a little bit better.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2013

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers delivers during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Sanchez Helps Tigers Edge White Sox 1-0

Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in a terrific performance, helping the Detroit Tigers top the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–09/11/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after loading the base in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Verlander On His Season: ‘I Wouldn’t Call It Good’

All that improvement, and then … a game like Thursday.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2013

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