Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 5/24/13
DETROIT -- Friday night is turning into Anibal Night at Comerica Park. Exactly four weeks after striking out a franchise-record 17 Atlanta Braves, Anibal Sanchez was at it again Friday night. This time, while he fell two outs short of his second career no-hitter, he still struck out 12 Minnesota Twins in a one-hit complete game. "He's a really good pitcher, and he was terrific tonight," Jim Leyland said. "He was pounding the strike zone all night long, and it was almost perfect." Sanchez struck out Jamey Carroll to start the ninth, but Joe Mauer ended the run at history with a line drive up the middle. "I was thinking about it a little, but I knew I had to face him," Sanchez said. "It's really hard to get him out four times in a game, because he's so smart. I tried to make my best pitch and he hit it." Sanchez threw back his head in frustration, then smiled wryly and retired the final two hitters. "I thought I would come out at that point, but Skipper left me in and I struck o...
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