Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DANA WAKIJI  |  Last updated 10/12/13
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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