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Bless You Boys Jun 26, 2015

Tigers 5, White Sox 4: J.D. Martinez, Rajai Davis dingers lift Detroit

Detroit outlasted Chicago in a game that saw five home runs hit. DETROIT -- Once again, Anibal Sanchez couldn't keep it in the ballpark. Neither could the White Sox, with the Tigers hitting two home runs and scraping out just enough offense in a close contest. Late-inning heroics by Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez put Detroit ahead, and the Tigers won 5-4 over the Chicago White Sox, this time without going to extras. Sanchez was not sharp, despite giving up just six hits and striking out seven in his seven innings of work. He gave up three more home runs, one against Adam Eaton on the fourth...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2015
Tigers 5, White Sox 4: J.D. Martinez sparks Detroit with tiebreaking home run in eighth

Tigers 5, White Sox 4: J.D. Martinez sparks Detroit with tiebreaking home run in eighth

Anibal Sanchez allowed four home runs in 126 innings pitched last season. But he allowed three home runs in a game for the third time this season in this one. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez allowed three home runs in seven innings. J.D. Martinez gave the Detroit Tigers the win in the eighth. Martinez smacked a tiebreaking solo home run to left field in the eighth inning Friday night to launch the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers (38-36) ended a two-game losing streak and avoided falling to .500 for the third time this season. They have...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez takes win streak into start against last-place White Sox

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez takes win streak into start against last-place White Sox

Anibal Sanchez has won three straight after allowing just three total runs his last three starts. Hell look to make it four tonight when he takes the mound against the White Sox. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (37-36, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (32-40, 5th in AL Central)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (6-7, 4.59 ERA)Lifetime vs. White Sox: 2-5, 5.45...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 21, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez takes shutout streak into series finale against Yankees

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez takes shutout streak into series finale against Yankees

Will Detroits offense break out of its slump today? Or will the Tigers fall even further back in the division race and suffer a fifth straight loss?   GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (34-34, 3rd in AL Central) at New York Yankees (38-30, 2nd in AL East)When: 1:05 p.m.Where: Yankee StadiumTV: FOX Sports Detroit, MLB NetworkRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (5-7, 4.65 ERA)Lifetime vs. Yankees: 5-6, 3.75 ERA New York YankeesRHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 2.49 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 0-0, 1.42...
Bless You Boys Jun 16, 2015

Anibal Sanchez rebounding at right time for Tigers

After a rough start to the season, Anibal Sanchez looks to be back on track, making the Tigers more dangerous than ever. For almost two months, Anibal Sanchez was in a funk. Whether it was a seeing-eye grounder that found a hole or yet another fly ball that left the park, Sanchez couldn't seem to get hitters out. He gave up five earned runs or more in five of his first 10 starts, resulting in a 6.12 ERA on May 24. How unusual was this for Sanchez? He only had eight outings with five or more earned runs allowed in his Tigers career heading into this season. We simply had not seen the 2013...
Bless You Boys Jun 15, 2015

Tigers 6, Reds 0: Anibal Sanchez dominates in two-hit shutout

Sanchez retired the final 16 batters he faced as the Tigers offense came alive against a beleaguered Reds bullpen. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez was nearly perfect, absolutely dominating the Cincinnati Reds for a complete game shutout. Backed by strong offensive support off the bats of Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers won 6-0 over the Reds, Sanchez retiring the last 16 batters he faced. Sanchez (5-7) wasn't just good. He was lights-out. After a strong performance in his last start, Sanchez topped that and gave up just two hits, both weak singles that never advanced past...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 15, 2015
Tigers 6, Reds 0: Anibal Sanchez tosses shutout; J.D. Martinez homers in third straight game

Tigers 6, Reds 0: Anibal Sanchez tosses shutout; J.D. Martinez homers in third straight game

Sanchez has a streak of 20 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. He retired the final 16 batters he faced Monday night and faced just one batter more than the minimum. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez did not need much help. J.D. Martinez gave him some anyway. Sanchez allowed just two hits in his first complete game of the season and Martinez hit a two-run home run Monday night as the Detroit Tigers earned a 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Martinez has now homered in three consecutive games and has 13 home runs for the season. His two-run home run was part of a four-run...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 10, 2015
Analysis: Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander can give Detroit Tigers' starting rotation much-needed boost

Analysis: Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander can give Detroit Tigers' starting rotation much-needed boost

It was an all-around good day for the Tigers, who not only picked up their third straight win, but may have finally fixed a glaring problem: Their starting rotation. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers received good news prior to Tuesday's game when it was announced that Justin Verlander would make his season debut on Saturday. The Tigers received more good news after Tuesday's game when Anibal Sanchez's pitching line read 7 2/3 shutout innings of six-hit ball against the Chicago Cubs. It was an all-around good day for the Tigers, who not only picked up a third...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 10, 2015
Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Anibal Sanchez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Rajai Davis impressed at the plate and in the field to help the Detroit Tigers pick up their third straight win.   DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez said Rajai Davis was the player of the game. Davis, on the other hand, named Sanchez the team's most valuable player Tuesday night. Both came up big in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Sanchez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Davis impressed at the plate and in the field to help the Tigers pick up their third straight win. Davis, who doubled and tripled...

VIDEO: Rajai Davis robs David Ross of a home run, saves Anibal Sanchez's game

Anibal Sanchez has given up enough home runs this season.Rajai Davis decided he wasn't going to let him give up another, robbing the Cubs' David Ross of a two-run shot in the second inning of Tuesdays' interleague game.Here's a look at the video of the play:Your browser does not support iframes.
Bless You Boys Jun 9, 2015

Tigers 6, Cubs 0: Anibal Sanchez's lights-out performance backed by hot bats

The Tigers' stellar defense was in full force, setting the tone for the game early on in support of Sanchez's strong start. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez gave the Detroit Tigers a stellar start, keeping a team off the board for more than seven innings for the first time this season. With a strong showing of offense thanks to 13 hits, the Tigers shut out the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to give Detroit a three-game winning streak. Sanchez nearly gave up a two-run shot in the second inning. Rajai Davis brought it back, rescuing Sanchez from what would have been his 14th home run given up of the season. And...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 9, 2015
Tigers 6, Cubs 0: Anibal Sanchez shuts down Chicago to lead Detroit to third straight win

Tigers 6, Cubs 0: Anibal Sanchez shuts down Chicago to lead Detroit to third straight win

In what was arguably his best appearance this season, Sanchez threw 7 2/3 shutout innings of six-hit ball to lead the Tigers a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez didn't give up a home run Tuesday night. Actually, he didn't give up any runs. In what was arguably his best appearance this season, Sanchez threw 7 2/3 shutout innings of six-hit ball to lead the Tigers a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in their interleague series opener at Comerica Park. On the heels of an eight-game losing streak,...
Bless You Boys Jun 9, 2015

Watch Rajai Davis rob a home run with a leaping catch

Anibal Sanchez nearly gave up another bomb tonight. Fortunately Rajai Davis had his high-jump shoes on. Rajai Davis pulled Anibal Sanchez' bacon out of the fire in the second inning with a spectacular catch, stealing a two-run shot away from the Cubs' David Ross. It would've been the 14th home-run allowed by Sanchez. Yoenis Cespedes lost the towering fly ball in the sun initially, so Rajai streaked over to the left field fence to produce this gem. h/t @sporer
Grand Rapids Press Jun 9, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez counters Jon Lester; Cubs face Tigers for first time since 2012

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez counters Jon Lester; Cubs face Tigers for first time since 2012

This marks the first time this season the Cubs have played in an AL ballpark. Its also the first time the Tigers have faced the Cubs since taking two of three at Wrigley Field in June 2012. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (30-28, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (30-25, 2nd in NL West)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica ParkTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (3-7, 5.69 ERA)Lifetime vs. Cubs: 2-2, 4.55 ERA Chicago CubsLHP Jon Lester (4-4, 3.86 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers:...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 4, 2015
Analysis: Tigers need more out of Anibal Sanchez, others to stop free fall toward .500 mark, 4th place

Analysis: Tigers need more out of Anibal Sanchez, others to stop free fall toward .500 mark, 4th place

The Tigers dont need Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander or Victor Martinez to help get things turned around. Its more likely that they need all three of them. Watch video DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers fans who want to find three players who could be the key to whether their team win a fifth consecutive division title in 2015 might need to consult Google Maps. One of them is in Orlando. One is headed to Toledo. The other one has been a bit lost for a good chunk of the season. Anibal Sanchez continued with his up-and-down 2015 season Wednesday night...

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