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Bless You Boys 34 mins ago

White Sox 12, Tigers 3: Anibal Sanchez roughed up in blowout loss to Chicago

Anibal Sanchez allowed a career-high in runs against the White Sox and the Tigers suffered just their second loss of the 2015 season. DETROIT -- After the Detroit Tigers took an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera, Anibal Sanchez blew away the lead by allowing a career-high nine runs and he failed to make it out of the fourth inning. The Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox 12-3, taking their second loss of 2015, handing Detroit a 9-2 record to start the year. J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run in the fourth, but it did nothing to eat away at Chicago's sizable lead. From...
Grand Rapids Press 36 mins ago
White Sox 12, Tigers 3: Anibal Sanchez gives up grand slam, ambushed by Chicago in blowout loss

White Sox 12, Tigers 3: Anibal Sanchez gives up grand slam, ambushed by Chicago in blowout loss

Anibal Sanchez gave up two home runs, including a grand slam, and was lit up for a career-high nine earned runs in Detroits blowout loss to Chicago at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered Saturday's contest against the Chicago White Sox riding a three-game win streak, thanks in large part to their starting pitching. That win streak came to an abrupt end, though, thanks in large part to their starting pitching. Anibal Sanchez gave up two home runs, including a grand slam, and was lit up for a career-high nine earned runs in Detroit's 12-3 loss to...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2015
On deck: Detroit Tigers set to face Chicago's three-headed rotation monster, highlighted by Chris Sale

On deck: Detroit Tigers set to face Chicago's three-headed rotation monster, highlighted by Chris Sale

For the first time this season, the Tigers will get a firsthand look at the newly revamped White Sox, who will visit Detroit this weekend for a three-game set at Comerica Park. Here's a quick look at the next series for the Detroit Tigers: Opponent: Chicago White SoxSite: Comerica ParkRecords: Tigers (8-1, 1st in AL Central); White Sox (3-5, 3rd in AL Central) ScheduleFriday: LHP David Price (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 6.23 ERA), 1:08 p.m., FSD, MLB NetworkSaturday: RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 3.46 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Sale (1-0, 1.50 ERA), 1:08...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers set rotation for weekend series; Anibal Sanchez, Chris Sale to pitch Saturday

Detroit Tigers set rotation for weekend series; Anibal Sanchez, Chris Sale to pitch Saturday

The Tigers will get their first look at the 2015 version of the White Sox this weekend at Comerica Park. And the pitching matchups are intriguing. The Chicago White Sox are not off to a great start, but many expect them to be contenders this season in the American League Central Division. The Detroit Tigers will get their first look at the 2015 version of the White Sox this weekend at Comerica Park. And the pitching matchups are intriguing. The Tigers will utilize their off-day Thursday to skip Kyle Lobstein in the rotation. They will send David Price, Anibal...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 14, 2015
Analysis: Anibal Sanchez stingy when it comes to HRs, which makes latest outing stand out

Analysis: Anibal Sanchez stingy when it comes to HRs, which makes latest outing stand out

Sanchez allowed just four home runs in 126 innings pitched in 2014. Every single one of the 124 pitchers who threw more innings than Sanchez threw allowed more home runs than that. PITTSBURGH -- Anibal Sanchez does not give up many home runs. In fact, he's about as stingy as they come when it comes to starting pitchers in the majors. That's why it raised a few eyebrows Monday afternoon when he surrendered three of them in a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Josh Harrison hit the first pitch Sanchez threw in the game over the wall in center field. "First...
Bless You Boys Apr 13, 2015

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Detroit Tigers 4: Late rally unable to overcome Anibal Sanchez's rough start

The Tigers' offense was quiet for much of the game while Anibal Sanchez gave up three home runs, and a rally in the ninth inning was not enough to put Detroit on top. It had to happen sooner or later, and Monday was that day. After starting 6-0 for the season, the Detroit Tigers dropped their first game 5-4 against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series opener as a result of three home runs allowed by Anibal Sanchez, and flat offense through much of the game. A ninth inning rally put the Tigers within one, but it was not enough to give the Tigers their seventh win of 2015. Sanchez gave up...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 13, 2015
Pirates 5, Tigers 4: Anibal Sanchez gives up three HRs, late Detroit rally falls short in first loss of 2015

Pirates 5, Tigers 4: Anibal Sanchez gives up three HRs, late Detroit rally falls short in first loss of 2015

Sanchez surrendered solo home runs to Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk. PITTSBURGH -- The opposing starting pitcher was excellent. That's a big reason why the Detroit Tigers are no longer perfect. Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole cooled off the Detroit offense considerably Monday afternoon and Anibal Sanchez surrendered three home runs as the Tigers suffered a 5-4 loss. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run as the Tigers scored three runs in the ninth against reliever Mark Melancon, but the...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 13, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Pirates 2, Tigers 0

Seventh-inning update: Pirates 2, Tigers 0

The Tigers are just three innings away from suffering their first loss as they trail the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0, through six innings at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Detroit Tigers' season-opening win streak is in jeopardy. With a shot at becoming the second team in franchise history to start the season 7-0, the Tigers are just three innings away from suffering their first loss as they trail the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0, through six innings at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Josh Harrison homered on Anibal Sanchez's first pitch of the game, marking just the second time...
Bless You Boys Apr 9, 2015

Healthy Anibal Sanchez poised for big year with the Tigers

With no setbacks in spring and a rough 2014 season behind him, Anibal Sanchez is off to a strong start and should be dominant in 2015. DETROIT -- What a difference one season can make. Last year didn't start out so well for Anibal Sanchez. After a rough 2014 spring training, Sanchez's regular season went about as smoothly as his spring. Which is to say it didn't go smoothly at all, and the right-handed starter found himself in the Detroit Tigers' bullpen instead of the starting rotation heading into the postseason. But after a solid spring and regular-season start, 2015 is looking...
Bless You Boys Apr 8, 2015

Detroit Tigers 11, Minnesota Twins 0: Back-to-back shutouts to open the year

The Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 11-0 in the second game of the season, with strong offense to back a strong start by Anibal Sanchez. It's the first time in franchise history the team opened the season with back-to-back shutouts (according to ESPN Stats and Info). Sanchez silenced the Twins by twirling a gem into the seventh inning, allowing just three hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking two. He kept hitters off balance and induced weak contact throughout the game. His one hard-hit ball was a leadoff double in the sixth inning that never went anywhere. The Tigers' offense batted...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 8, 2015
Tigers 11, Twins 0: Anibal Sanchez stellar in debut, Detroit blanks Minnesota for second straight game

Tigers 11, Twins 0: Anibal Sanchez stellar in debut, Detroit blanks Minnesota for second straight game

On the heels of David Prices near-flawless start on opening day, Anibal Sanchez held Minnesota to just three hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings in his season debut Wednesday. DETROIT -- If Justin Verlander is forced to miss an extended period of time, the Detroit Tigers will desperately need a starting pitcher to step up and fill his void. Anibal Sanchez showed Wednesday afternoon that he's up to challenge. On the heels of David Price's near-flawless start on opening day, Sanchez held Minnesota to just three hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings in his season debut as the...
Bless You Boys Apr 8, 2015

Game 2: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco face off as the Tigers and Twins continue their three-game series. Minnesota Twins (0-1) at Detroit Tigers (1-0) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Twinkie Town Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-12, 5.38 ERA in 2014) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (8-5, 3.43 ERA in 2014) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 27 159.0 6.51 2.15 1.25 1.52 4.30 4.06 0.8 Sanchez 21 126.0 7.29 2.14 0.29 1.10 2.71 3.64 3.1 Ricky Nolasco was a major disappointment for the Twins...
Bless You Boys Apr 8, 2015

Game 2 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez makes his first start of the season today against Ricky Nolasco and the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota Twins (0-1) at Detroit Tigers (1-0) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Twinkie Town Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-12, 5.38 ERA in 2014) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (8-5, 3.43 ERA in 2014) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Nolasco 27 159.0 6.51 2.15 1.25 1.52 4.30 4.06 0.8 Sanchez 21 126.0 7.29 2.14 0.29 1.10 2.71 3.64 3.1 Ricky Nolasco was a major disappointment for the Twins...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 8, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez set to make season debut, but rainy forecast threatens Game 2

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez set to make season debut, but rainy forecast threatens Game 2

Theres a chance the start of todays game could be delayed due to impending rain. That said, Local 4 WDIV meteorologist Paul Gross said he thinks the game will start on time. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (1-0) vs. Minnesota Twins (0-1)When: 1:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)Lifetime vs. Twins: 2-2, 2.60 ERA Minnesota TwinsRHP Ricky Nolasco (0-0, 0.00 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 1-0, 2.33 ERA ERA PREDICTING TODAY'S...
Bless You Boys Apr 2, 2015

Detroit Tigers player preview: Anibal Sanchez is one of the best pitchers in baseball

Anibal Sanchez has been overshadowed by three Cy Young winners in the same rotation, but he is one of baseball's best starting pitchers. Anibal Sanchez has the lowest fielding independent pitching (FIP) ratio in the American League over the past two seasons, among starting pitchers who have logged at least 300 innings. He ranks fourth in ERA, seventh in WAR, and has the lowest home run ratio allowed during that span. Sanchez has been one of baseball's top pitchers in the past, and if he can remain healthy Sanchez will be one of the game's best pitchers once again in 2015. The Tigers...

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