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Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez looks to turn around home run trend in start vs. Angels

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez looks to turn around home run trend in start vs. Angels

Sanchez has allowed more home runs in his past two starts (five) than he did in the entire 2014 season (four). GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (28-21, 3rd in AL Central) at Los Angeles Angels (24-24, 2nd in AL West)When: 10:05 p.m.Where: Angel Stadium in AnaheimTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (3-5, 6.12 ERA)Lifetime vs. Angels: 0-2, 2.61 ERA Los Angeles AngelsLHP Hector Santiago (3-3, 2.47 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers:...
Bless You Boys May 24, 2015

Anibal Sanchez's struggles tough to pinpoint after 10 starts

And Brad Ausmus' decision to leave Sanchez in the game on Sunday only complicated matters. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez's outing wasn't the only thing to go wrong in Sunday's messy loss, but it was the key one. As light's out as he was in the second through the fifth innings, Sanchez's sixth inning implosion was what stood out above the rest. And he had help getting there, both from the bench and on the field. Neither pitch that Sanchez threw to both hitters who homered was bad. In fact, it's a fluke either batter hit them out of the park. Facing Preston Tucker, a lefty rookie with no home...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2015
Analysis: Decision to leave Anibal Sanchez in one of many things that went wrong for Detroit Tigers

Analysis: Decision to leave Anibal Sanchez in one of many things that went wrong for Detroit Tigers

The Tigers now head out west in a virtual tie for second place in the division. If they dont play better over the next seven days than they did Sunday, they will return home closer to last place than first. DETROIT -- The last batter Anibal Sanchez faced hit a game-tying three-run home run off of him. Many Detroit Tigers fans pinned the loss directly to manager Brad Ausmus after the Tigers blew a four-run lead Sunday in a 10-8 loss to the Houston Astros. They believe Sanchez should have been out of the game before Preston Tucker hit the three-run homer to tie the...
Bless You Boys May 24, 2015

Astros 10, Tigers 8: Detroit offense unable to lift Anibal Sanchez, bullpen

The Tigers offense powered back from an early deficit but the bullpen collapsed on the wrong day and put the team back in a hole they couldn't climb out of. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez dug an early pit. The Detroit Tigers offense got him right back out of it with a five-run spot in the first. Sanchez gave it right back in the sixth and the bullpen couldn't hold a tie. In the end the Tigers lost 10-8 to the Houston Astros, settling for a series tie and finishing the seven-game homestand with a 3-4 record. Sanchez was a mess in the first inning. The only thing he didn't give up to start was a...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2015
Astros 10, Tigers 8: Anibal Sanchez allows seven runs; Detroit blows four-run lead in loss to Houston

Astros 10, Tigers 8: Anibal Sanchez allows seven runs; Detroit blows four-run lead in loss to Houston

The Tigers, who held a 7-3 lead through five innings, settled for a split of their four-game series with the Astros after winning the first two games. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez got off to a rough start.  The way he finished was even worse. Sanchez surrendered seven runs -- four in the sixth inning -- and the bullpen struggled Sunday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers blew a four-run lead in a 10-8 loss to the Houston Astros. The Tigers, who held a 7-3 lead through five innings, settled for a split of their four-game series with the Astros after winning the...
Bless You Boys May 20, 2015

Why is Anibal Sanchez giving up all those home runs?

The Tigers' righthander has been one of the better starters in the league in recent years, in part because he so rarely gives up the long ball. Until this year. Anibal Sanchez got absolutely mauled by the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Three consecutive home runs in the third inning led to his night ending in the fourth. For a pitcher who's been among the top starters in the game the previous two seasons, it's been a shocking start to the 2015 campaign. And quite obviously it's been the home run ball that has cost Sanchez over the first quarter of the season. Sanchez has now allowed...
Bless You Boys May 19, 2015

Brewers 8, Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez struggles, Detroit offense fails to show

All eight Brewers runs came with two outs. All eight! DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez couldn't keep the ball in the park. The Detroit Tigers couldn't find their offense. The end result was an 8-1 defeat at the hands of the Brewers that required an extra dosage of caffeine to stay awake for due to the lack of drama after the third inning. Milwaukee has now taken the first two games of the three-game set. Sanchez has had an odd season. Against the Twins, he has been highly effective, but against every other team, he's pitched poorly. And poorly doesn't begin to describe his season. Tuesday night...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2015
Brewers 8, Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez gives up three homers; offense sputters again in third straight loss

Brewers 8, Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez gives up three homers; offense sputters again in third straight loss

Just when it looked like Anibal Sanchez had finally solved his tendency to give the long ball, things spiraled out of control Tuesday when the Milwaukee Brewers launched back-to-back-to-back home runs. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez still has work to do. So does Detroit's offense. Just when it looked like Sanchez had finally solved his tendency to give up the long ball, things spiraled out of control Tuesday when the Milwaukee Brewers launched back-to-back-to-back home runs in Detroit's 8-1 loss at Comerica Park. It marked the third straight loss for the Tigers,...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Brewers 7, Tigers 1

Seventh-inning update: Brewers 7, Tigers 1

Anibal Sanchez gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning and was tagged for seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings as the Tigers trail the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-1.   DETROIT -- It will be tough for the Detroit Tigers to come back from this one. Anibal Sanchez gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning and was tagged for seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings as the Tigers trail the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-1, heading into the seventh inning Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Sanchez was lifted with two outs in the fourth inning after giving up an...
Grand Rapids Press May 14, 2015
Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 13-1 win over the Minnesota Twins

Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 13-1 win over the Minnesota Twins

Miguel Cabrera homered twice and knocked in five runs, and Anibal Sanchez tossed eight strong innings to power the Tigers to a 13-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.   DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers won Thursday. And they won big. Miguel Cabrera homered twice and knocked in five runs, and Anibal Sanchez tossed eight strong innings to power the Tigers to a 13-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The Tigers set season highs in both runs scored and hits (20), thanks in part to home runs from both Nick Castellanos and Bryan Holaday. Sanchez gave up...
Bless You Boys May 14, 2015

Tigers 13, Twins 1: Miguel Cabrera's 2 homers power Detroit to series win

The Tigers combined for 20 hits, including four dingers, as the offense finally broke out of its funk, Thursday at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- The floodgates finally released. The Detroit Tigers clobbered the Minnesota Twins, knocking them around for 20 hits while Anibal Sanchez pitched a gem. The Tigers won in blowout fashion, taking a 13-1 win over the Twins, and the series along with it. Sanchez was brilliant. He gave up just five hits and one run over eight innings, allowing just one walk. He retired 10 consecutive batters following the only run he gave up. After a dominant outing where...
Grand Rapids Press May 14, 2015

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor on facing Anibal Sanchez a third time this season

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor on facing Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez a third time this season.
Grand Rapids Press May 14, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez on mound as Tigers try to avoid dropping third straight series

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez on mound as Tigers try to avoid dropping third straight series

The split a four-game series in Kansas City early this month, then lost two of three on the road to the White Sox and two of three at home to the Royals before the Twins came to town. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (20-14, 2nd in AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (19-15, 3rd in AL Central)When: 1:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB NetworkRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (2-4, 5.44 ERA)Lifetime vs. Twins: 3-3,...
Grand Rapids Press May 10, 2015
Analysis: Detroit Tigers need Anibal Sanchez to find groove to help settle starting rotation

Analysis: Detroit Tigers need Anibal Sanchez to find groove to help settle starting rotation

Brad Ausmus, Sanchez and Tigers fans can probably agree on one thing: The Tigers need more consistency from the guy who should be their No. 2 starter right now. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus and Anibal Sanchez seemed to disagree about how some of the damage was done Saturday afternoon against Sanchez. Ausmus said the ball was up in the zone early, when most of the damage was done by the Kansas City Royals in their 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez seemed to think he was hurt by some bad luck and some balls that found holes. There was some truth in both of those...
Grand Rapids Press May 9, 2015
Watch key moments from the Detroit Tigers' 6-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals

Watch key moments from the Detroit Tigers' 6-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals

Anibal Sanchez didnt pitch well. The offense didnt hit well. The Detroit Tigers lost the game. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez didn't pitch well. The offense didn't hit well. And the Detroit Tigers lost Saturday's game. Sanchez got roughed up a bit as the Tigers suffered a 6-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers are a half game behind the Royals in the American League Central Division. Watch key moments from the game below: // addResponsivePlayer( "6yyy30vtoigi1w23rnxoary74", "06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-8f1e92cfcb4c", ...

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