DETROIT -- Regardless of how the World Series turns out, Anibal Sanchez will be in an excellent situation.
Sanchez is just 28 years old and will be a free agent when the season ends, which could be as soon as Sunday night for the Detroit Tigers. They trail the San Francisco Giants 3-0 in the World Series after a 2-0 loss in Game 3 on Saturday.
The Tigers acquired Sanchez along with second baseman Omar Infante at the trade deadline, and neither has disappointed.
Sanchez came into the World Series with a 1-1 postseason record and a 1.35 ERA, which included seven shutout innings in New York against the Yankees.
On Saturday night, he was nearly as good, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. He threw 117 pitches, walking one and striking out eight .
Those two runs came in the second inning, when he walked leadoff hitter Hunter Pence, who stole second and scored on Gregor Blanco's triple. Blanco scored on Brandon Crawford's RBI single.
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