With a dominant effort, Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of history the last time he faced the Minnesota Twins.
Sanchez - having skipped his last start - looks to shut down Minnesota again Saturday night at Target Field as the Detroit Tigers seek their eighth win in 11 games.
Sanchez's bid to become the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters was foiled on May 24 by Joe Mauer's one-out single in the top of the ninth. That proved to be the only hit against Sanchez, who finished with 12 strikeouts while going the distance in Detroit's 6-0 win.
"It's not that I go to the mound and want to do something special," Sanchez said after his fourth one-hitter. "It's just that I want to go nine innings, go deeper, get a good command, get a good game."
It was the continuation of some recent success versus the Twins, whom he's 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA against over his last four starts. They tagged him for five runs and 12 hits over 5 1-3 innings the first time they saw him in a 9-3 Minne...