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It's been a record-setting year for Anibal Sanchez.
Sanchez broke Mickey Lolich's record for most strikeouts in a game when he recorded 17 strikeouts against the Atlanta Braves in April, beating Lolich's 16.
On Saturday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, Sanchez did something no other Tigers' pitcher had ever done.
Sanchez struck out four batters in the first inning. Boston's Shane Victorino reached first base on a wild pitch.
It's the first time a pitcher has struck out four in an inning in a postseason game since Orval Overall did so for the Chicago Cubs in the 1908 World Series.
The team that Overall did that against? The Detroit Tigers.
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Anibal Sanchez In His Boston Organization DaysSo, now we know. It will be the Tabbys From Motown who invade Fenway Park for the American League Championship Series. While the Red Sox were 3-4 this year against Detroit, they outscored the Central Division Champs, 43-35—including a 20-4 blistering in the final tilt. The Tigers will send former Red Sox prospect Anibal Sanchez to the...
Anibal Sanchez’s start against the Oakland A’s in Game 3 of the ALDS was one of the worst of his season. He’ll get a chance to redeem himself in Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston.
#Tigers Jim Leyland announces Anibal Sanchez will start Game One of ALCS in Boston Saturday night.
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) October 11, 2013
There was no immediate word on how the rest of...
Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit Tigers relievers came within two
outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history,
striking out 17 to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night in
the AL championship series opener.
Even though I knew going into the ALCS that the Tigers’ pitching was gonna be tough, I didn’t expect the Sox to get shut down with extreme prejudice and embarrassed in front of the Fenway crowd with someone not named Verlander or Scherzer on the mound. But Anibal Sanchez kept the Sox tied in knots, no-hitting us through six before turning it over to a bullpen that kept us hitless...
It was a chilly night in Boston, as Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers faced the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester in game one of the American League Championship Series.
It was strike-out galore as both pitchers brought their ace-stuff tonight combining for 16 strike-outs. Anibal Sanchez made some history, as he became just the second pitcher to strike out four batters in one postseason...
BOSTON (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit Tigers relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night in the AL championship series opener.
Boston was hitless until Daniel Nava had a soft, clean single to center field off Joaquin Benoit with one out in the ninth.
Stephen Drew followed...
Since their first game against each other in 1901, the Tigers and Red Sox have matched up during the regular season over 1,900 times. On Saturday, October 12, 2013, after 112 years of history, the Tigers and Red Sox squared off in the postseason for the first time ever ... at the majestic Fenway Park, which opened in 1912.
And so it's only fitting an epic 1-0 Tigers win...
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3-2, 8 more to go.
Look, I’m happy to be here.
It’s better than the alternative.
But champagne parties seems a little excessive for one playoff series win. That I can think of, baseball is the only sport...
It's easy to envision the Detroit Tigers winning the American League Championship Series. Heck, if right-handers Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander pitch to their abilities, the series might not even be close.
Much has been made of the Boston Red Sox's transformation in character, and the Sox are indeed a tough-minded group. But the Tigers possess similar...
The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers took thirteen innings to reach a bottom line in favor of the Cardinals. Don Mattingly is getting clobbered with criticism for moves he made during the game. To be honest, some of them were lame. But then again, it is fairly unlucky when none of them worked. But yeah, a lot of those moves were based on old baseball...
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have done the math.
They have home-field advantage in a best-of-five series for the American League pennant, and they have Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer pitching in four of the five games. Those are the starters who just set a major-league record by taking no-hitters into the sixth inning of three straight postseason games.
The Red Sox and Tigers gave us baseball's second 1-0 game of the day in Game 1 of the ALCS, following the Cardinals' victory by that score over the Dodgers earlier Saturday. With its win, Detroit takes a 1-0 lead in the series. However, the Red Sox and Tigers may have one-upped their National League counterparts in terms of drama.
Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit relievers...
If there’s a story of the two League Championship Series so far, it’s dominant pitching. Saturday was the first time in baseball history that there were two 1-0 playoff games on the same day, thanks to Michael Wacha, Anibal Sanchez, and friends. Just last night, Max Scherzer became yet another Tigers starter to take a no-hitter deep into a game, at least before David Ortiz ruined...