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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It wasn't the best way for Anibal Sanchez to close out his spring but he wasn't too concerned.
Against the Houston Astros at Kissimmee, Sanchez allowed nine runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out three. He gave up two home runs to Jonathan Singleton and one to Jason Castro.
"(Thursday), that's the problem, I leave a couple pitches up, one I want to throw for my fastball, they hit it, they hit a lot of ground balls," Sanchez said. "That happens in spring training. You don't have game plan, just more work on your pitches. Let's see next week, we go to the mound with game plan."
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sanchez just had a bad day.
"He made some pitches that weren't too bad that they hit and other bad pitches that they hit," Leyland said. "He just didn't have a very good day and I think you probably leave it at that."
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