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 Detroit Tigers are rolling after a four-game sweep, though they may be facing a stiffer challenge to start the week as they look to continue their winning ways.
Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers’ five-game winning streak.
Champ: Anibal Sanchez for setting the Tigers record with 17 strikeouts in one game.
Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory.
It’s a new season, but the Detroit Tigers’ dominance in Minneapolis continues.
Jonathan Singleton hit two home runs and Jason Castro and Rick Ankiel each hit one, and a Houston Astros split squad beat the Detroit Tigers 11-4 despite a three-run homer by Prince Fielder.
There won’t be a whole lot of things to look forward to in Miami this season, but watching Jacob Turner develop will be one of them.
Zach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
Anibal Sanchez hadn’t gone anywhere, really, and yet here he was getting a big “welcome back” from Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski.