Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/29/13
Though Anibal Sanchez came two outs from recording his second career no-hitter last week, he seems more content with doing his part to help the Detroit Tigers continue their winning ways. A.J. Burnett, meanwhile, hopes his Pittsburgh Pirates can provide him with some much-needed run support as he tries to continue his recent success against the visiting Tigers and avoid a fourth consecutive loss Wednesday night. Sanchez (5-4, 2.38 ERA) allowed six runs and nine hits in 2 2-3 innings of a 7-2 loss at Texas on May 18, but struck out 12 and took a no-hitter into the ninth when Joe Mauer singled in Detroit's 6-0 win over Minnesota on Friday. "In the end, it's the result of my work. I try to figure out, to put my ball in the strike zone,'' said Sanchez, who no-hit Arizona as rookie with the Marlins in 2006. "It's a nice result, and I take it.'' Sanchez's performance was more dominant than April 26, when he yielded five hits and fanned 17 in eight innings of a 10-0 win over Atlanta on...
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