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Detroit Tigers: 27-19, 2nd Place (.5 ahead of Cleveland). Win streak: 4
“When you pitch a one hitter and the one hit you give up is to a guy with three batting titles, that’s one hell of a performance.” -Jim Leyland
The Tigers re-took first place in style last night. Just 4 weeks after he set a Tiger record with 17 strikeouts against Atlanta, Anibal Sanchez flirted with his 2nd-career no-hitter with a masterful 1-hit, 130-pitch complete game shutout of the Twins.
Well “flirting” may be too mild–it was an all out seduction, and he almost had the thing, until the one guy in the Minnesota lineup most likely to break up a no-hitter came up, and Mauer ended the drama with a solid single up the middle. With his pitch count over 120 and the no-hitter gone, Sanchez smacked his glove at what might have been, stepped back on the mound, and struck out the rest of the side.
Sanchez, Leyland, and some of the Tigers give their reactions to Sanchez’ performance.
After last night’s game, and with Anibal’s 17-K performance still in memory, I began hearing a little chatter about how Sanchez is the real “Ace” of the staff. Wasn’t it just a few days ago that Scherzer was the one that was maybe the real Ace now? (And at times in the past one could even hear that said about Doug Fister). I’m not sure how useful the concept of a staff Ace is; I suppose it does matter when it comes to naming the Opening Day starting pitcher, and when setting up a playoff rotation, otherwise I am not sure. At any rate, I am sure of this: when you have a starting rotation such that you have guys who can compete with Justin Verlander for the title of Staff Ace, your pitching is going to take you a long way
Last night was a special performance. Today the Tigers celebrate a special team, the 1968 Tigers. on the 45th Anniversary of their World Series Championship team.
Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Andy Dirks. Dirks continues leadoff duties. Andy is on a 7-for-17 streak, and is 3-for-7 with a HR off of The Pajama Man
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Anibal Sanchez got close to throwing the second no-hitter of his career. See what broke it up and how the game finished.
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez just missed another shot at the history books.
Four weeks after setting a Tigers record with 17 strikeouts, Sanchez came within two batters of his second career no-hitter Friday night. He walked two and struck out 12 while beating the Minnesota Twins 6-0.
Sanchez struck out Jamey Carroll to start the ninth, but Joe Mauer lined a clean single to center...
DETROIT There were two questions that had to be asked Friday night after Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez lost his no-hitter with one out in the ninth inning.
The first question was for Sanchez, who struck out a club-record 17 earlier this season.
What meant more to him: the strikeout total nobody else in the franchises 113-year history has reached or this one-hit, 6-0 win...
On Friday night Anibal Sanchez almost tossed his second career no-hitter. Sanchez, who also recorded a no-no in 2006 with the Marlins, got 25 outs before allowing a single to Joe Mauer.
After the eighth inning Sanchez had thrown 113 pitches. High pitch totals are not unheard of for Sanchez entering Friday nights game. He threw 121 pitches in a complete game against...
Anibal Sanchez lost a no-hitter with one out in the ninth inning when Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer lined a single up the middle.It would have been the second no-hitter in Sanchez’s career. His first no-hitter as a rookie came Sept. 6, 2006As the video shows it was a clean hit and Sanchez instinctively reached for the ball, but had no shot.Sanchez settled for a one-hit...
Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in America, and in more ways than one, this particular summer certainly feels like it could be a carbon copy of the last few for Detroit Tigers’ fans.
The events to begin the holiday weekend certainly helped prove that point. Following a dominating sweep in Cleveland, Anibal Sanchez flirted with a no hitter, as Detroit’s right...
Anibal Sanchez kept the Minnesota Twins hitless through 8.1 innings on Friday night. And then Joe Mauer dumped a little bit of rain on the party.
Mauer broke up Sanchez’s no-hit bid with one down in the ninth, ripping a line shot directly over Sanchez’s head and into center field. Sanchez finished off his brilliant night by striking out Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau to complete...
NESN.com and Draftstreet.com challenged readers to a one-week fantasy baseball challenge, with $300 in prize money available. Thanks to big days from Joey Votto and Anibal Sanchez, one NESN.com visitor is going home with the big prize.
A reader with the username “gobosox00″ barely beat out the competition by earning 50.5 points. The second-place user, “McLovin1215″ had 49...
Finally, the Minnesota Twins' never-ending losing streak came to a close.
One night after nearly getting no-hit by Anibal Sanchez, the Twins snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win Saturday over Doug Fister and the Detroit Tigers. Minnesota's recent losing streak matched the fourth-longest losing streak in team history.
Before the losing streak began on May 14, Minnesota...
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Yesterday snapped my two-game winning streak as I opted for the wrong high-priced starting pitcher — Anibal Sanchez‘s 25 points crushed Jordan Zimmermann‘s 10 despite Zimmermann picking up his eighth win of the year. Today will be a semi-condensed version of my daily picks due to some time constraints, but I did want to get them out regardless.Instead...
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Joe Mauer broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid in the ninth inning on Friday night, marking the third time in his career that he has spoiled a no-hitter in the ninth.
Mauer singled on a 1-1 pitch with one out in the ninth inning of a 6-0 game. It was a clean line drive up the middle, so it was nothing anyone could complain about. Sanchez still...
Thanks to a record-tying seven no-hitters during the 2012 season, Major League Baseball fans are crazy about the pitching achievement.
So much so, Domino's pizza and MLB.TV teamed up for their "DomiNoNo" promotion.
"The no-hitter is one of sports' greatest achievements," said Domino's spokesperson Chris Brandon. "Domino's is thrilled...
The Sunshine State's major league franchises have met each season since 1998, when the Marlins won three of four games between the two.
Date: June 22, 1998 at Tropicana Field.
Score: Marlins 3, Rays 2 (12 innings)
Managers: Jim Leyland (Florida), Larry Rothschild (Tampa Bay)
Kevin Stocker smacked a two-run home run to right field off left-hander Jesus Sanchez in...