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Apr 16, 2014
Rotoworld
Anibal Sanchez struck out eight while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Wednesday against the Indians.
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2014
White Sox 3, Tigers 1: Wheels fall off in seventh for Anibal Sanchez

White Sox 3, Tigers 1: Wheels fall off in seventh for Anibal Sanchez

The Tigers were unable to get untracked against John Danks and the Chicago bullpen, going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Anibal Sanchez was great for six innings. But he pitched into the seventh, where he allowed all three White Sox runs. Anibal Sanchez was lights out for six innings, allowing just one hit. But he threw batting practice in the seventh, the Chicago White Sox taking advantage to score three times, holding on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1. The Tigers had several opportunities to score, but their offense, much like resistance to the Borg, was futile. Detroit...
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2014
Final: White Sox 3, Tigers 1

Final: White Sox 3, Tigers 1

Anibal Sanchez pitched a gem through six, but ultimately surrendered the lead as the Tigers struggled to capitalize on scoring opportunities. DETROIT--There were no first or second-inning dramatics, no home runs to start the game. The Chicago White Sox decided to save that for the seventh inning, and it was a less-than-ideal 27-minute half-inning for the Detroit Tigers. Anibal Sanchez settled in very early on. Despite a hit that hugged the third base line for a single and broke up a developing no-hitter, Sanchez pitched to perfection for six innings on the first warm night of the...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2014
White Sox 3, Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez starts strong, but unravels late as Chicago pulls out win in opener

White Sox 3, Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez starts strong, but unravels late as Chicago pulls out win in opener

After working six shutout innings of one-hit ball, Anibal Sanchez unraveled in the seventh as the Chicago White Sox mounted a three-run rally to slip past the Tigers 3-1 on Monday.   DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez looked nearly unhittable for the first six innings Monday night. Then fatigue set in. After working six shutout innings of one-hit ball, Sanchez unraveled late as the Chicago White Sox mounted a three-run rally in the seventh and held on to beat the Detroit Tigers, 3-1, in the opener of a four-game series at Comerica Park. Sanchez entered the seventh...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2014
Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 1, White Sox 0

Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 1, White Sox 0

Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and has allowed just one hit through six innings as the Tigers own a 1-0 lead over the visiting Chicago White Sox.   DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and has allowed just one hit through six innings as the Tigers own a 1-0 lead over the visiting Chicago White Sox. Sanchez tossed 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball before second baseman Marcus Semien doubled to left field. He has since retired nine straight, and will enter the seventh with just 72 pitches under his belt. The...
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2014

Game 16: White Sox at Tigers

John Danks and Anibal Sanchez face off tonight as the White Sox and Tigers play for the first time this season. Chicago White Sox (9-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-6) Time/Place: 7:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: South Side Sox Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP John Danks (1-0, 3.32 ERA) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 3.21 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Danks 3 19.0 6.16 4.74 0.47 1.26 4.13 5.02 0.2 Sanchez 3 14.0 10.93 5.14 0.00 1.29 2.36 3.72 0.4 John Danks missed most of the 2012 season due to a shoulder injury...
Bless You Boys Apr 16, 2014
Indians 3, Tigers 2: Failure to execute deflates late comeback attempt

Indians 3, Tigers 2: Failure to execute deflates late comeback attempt

The Indians withstood a late Tigers comeback with the help of questionable strategy by Brad Ausmus, making three early runs off Anibal Sanchez hold up for the win. On Jackie Robinson Night at Comerica Park, the Cleveland Indians were able to outlast both the bitter cold and the Detroit Tigers, holding on late for a 3-1 victory.  After starting the season 4-0, the slumping Tigers have dropped five of their last seven games. After allowing a first-inning run, Tribe starter Zach McAllister withstood the cold better than his opposition counterpart, holding the Tigers scoreless over his final...
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Anibal Sanchez strikes out eight Indians - Anibal Sanchez (S) Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez struck out eight while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Wednesday against the Indians.
Bless You Boys Apr 16, 2014
Final: Indians 3, Tigers 2

Final: Indians 3, Tigers 2

The Tigers made a late inning rally in the eighth inning but could not erase early game pitching errors by Anibal Sanchez. DETROIT--The Detroit Tigers finally played the Cleveland Indians after having their first attempt thwarted by a cranky Mother Nature intent on ruining the plans of baseball attendees everywhere. Things did not get off to a good start for the Tigers however. Anibal Sanchez had command issues in the first two innings and walked the first three batters in the first inning before forcing Carlos Santana to ground into a double play which put the Indians ahead 1-0. Sanchez...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2014
Indians 3, Tigers 2: Anibal Sanchez struggles early; Detroit's bats quiet in loss to Cleveland

Indians 3, Tigers 2: Anibal Sanchez struggles early; Detroit's bats quiet in loss to Cleveland

Sanchez walked four of the first eight batters he faced, then struck out six of the next nine. UPDATE: Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter botches sacrifice bunt in critical situation: 'That's probably why we lost' DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez had an up-and-down night. The offense for the Detroit Tigers didn't have it quite that good. Sanchez bounced back after some early control issues Wednesday night but the bats for the Tigers stayed cold for most of the night in a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Miguel Cabrera knocked in both runs for the Tigers, who have lost...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2014
Seventh-inning stretch: Indians 3, Tigers 1

Seventh-inning stretch: Indians 3, Tigers 1

After giving up three runs in the first two innings Wednesday night, Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez retired nine of his last 10 batters en route to three shutout innings.   DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez threw 57 pitches to get through the first two innings. He needed just 47 to get through the next three. After giving up three runs in the first two innings Wednesday night, Sanchez retired nine of his last 10 batters en route to three shutout innings as the Tigers trail the Cleveland Indians, 3-1, through six innings. Evan Reed replaced Sanchez in the...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 10, 2014
Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 5, Dodgers 3

Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 5, Dodgers 3

Nick Castellanos hit a three-run home run to help the Tigers to a 5-3 lead over the Dodgers through six innings. LOS ANGELES -- Anibal Sanchez struggled on the mound early. His offensive teammates -- and Sanchez himself -- bailed him out. Nick Castellanos hit a three-run home run, Victor Martinez knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly and Sanchez doubled home a run for the Detroit Tigers, who held a 5-3 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers through six innings Wednesday night. MORE: Live updates from the Tigers-Dodgers Here are inning-by-inning updates for the...
Bless You Boys Apr 9, 2014

Game 7: Tigers at Dodgers

Josh Beckett and Anibal Sanchez are tonight's starting pitchers. Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Dodgers Time/Place: 10:10 p.m., Dodger Stadium SB Nation blog: True Blue LA Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (0-5, 5.19 ERA in 2013) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Sanchez 1 4.0 6.75 6.75 0.00 1.25 3.93 5.78 0.0 Beckett 8 43.1 8.52 3.12 1.66 1.50 4.66 3.83 -0.1 Depending on which metric you use, Josh Beckett was awful, okay, or above average in 2013. Such is life with small...
Bless You Boys Apr 9, 2014

Game 7 Preview: Tigers at Dodgers

Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers will look to salvage a split tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Detroit Tigers (4-2) at Los Angeles Dodgers (6-3) Time/Place: 10:10 p.m., Dodger Stadium SB Nation blog: True Blue LA Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (0-5, 5.19 ERA in 2013) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Sanchez 1 4.0 6.75 6.75 0.00 1.25 3.93 5.78 0.0 Beckett 8 43.1 8.52 3.12 1.66 1.50 4.66 3.83 -0.1 Depending on which metric you use, Josh Beckett was awful, okay, or...
Detroit News Apr 5, 2014

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez comfortable on the mound

Detroit — Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez hadn't faced a major league batter in three weeks prior to his start Friday, and after a rough first inning, he looked comfortable as ever.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 4, 2014
Analysis: Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus make smart call by lifting Anibal Sanchez after rain delay

Analysis: Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus make smart call by lifting Anibal Sanchez after rain delay

It was an impressive display of pitching from Anibal Sanchez and a strong indication that last years production wasnt a fluke. Bottom line: Sanchez, when healthy is the real deal. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez hadn't faced a major league hitter in a game setting since March 12. So, naturally, he was a bit rusty. But when that rust finally wore off, Sanchez looked every bit like the pitcher who had been crowned last year's American League ERA champion. Making his season debut Friday, Sanchez needed 26 pitches to escape a rough first inning that saw the Baltimore...

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