At the best of times, the Texas Rangers are a tough matchup for the Detroit Tigers.
Remember the 2011 ALCS?
Saturday, the Tigers made it easy for them.
Two errors, a passed ball, a missed catch by Torii Hunter and an inability to keep the Rangers from stealing bases helped the Rangers post a comfortable, 7-2 victory in the third game of a four-game series.
The Tigers fell behind...
Anibal Sanchez put on a dazzling display in one of the best pitching performances in recent memory his last time out.
Now everyone is eager to see what he can do for an encore.
Coming off his 17-strikeout masterpiece, Sanchez will try to lead the Tigers to a sixth straight victory Wednesday in the series finale against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Off to a very solid start this...
As the last week of April came to an end for the Detroit Tigers with a national showcase sweep of the Atlanta Braves on ESPN’s Sunday night baseball, fans can once again rest easy. But isn’t that always the case after a home stand? The Tigers are now a sultry 8-3 at home but just 5-7 away from Comerica Park. Add it all up and you have a solid 13-10 team that is just a half game...
Anibal Sanchez pitched the Detroit Tigers to an easy 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night — and did so on the strength of a Detroit Tigers’ team record 17 strikeouts.
He entered the eighth inning with 14 (and more than 100 pitches). Sanchez then K’d three batters in the inning, before leaving to a standing ovation.
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DETROIT -- Al Kaline sat in a suite near the broadcast booth where his former Tigers teammate, Jim Price, analyzed Friday nights game against the Atlanta Braves with his radio partner, Dan Dickerson.
Forty-four years ago, Price sat in the dugout and bullpen at Tiger Stadium while Kaline played in the two games in which Mickey Lolich set the club record of 16 strikeouts in 1969....
Here are three things we learned from the Tigers' 10-0 rout of the visiting Braves on Friday night, a one-sided result that didn't really live up to the World Series Preview hype:
1. The Braves ran into an Anibal Sanchez buzzsaw, plain and simple
Sanchez, the ex-Marlin who signed with the Tigers after flourishing with Detroit during August, September and October last year...
Anibal Sanchez is probably the third or fourth Tigers pitcher you'd name if told a member of this year's staff broke the Detroit Tigers franchise record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. But Sanchez is the dude who did it, fanning 17 Braves batters faced during Friday night's 10-0 Tigers win.
Strikeout No. 17, and the ensuing celebration (x4), is embedded below...
Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory.
Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, and he had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches. Sanchez (3...
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DETROIT (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory. Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, and he had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches...
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DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez looked at the ring of photos on the walls of the Tigers clubhouse -- pictures of the greatest players to ever wear the Olde English D.
All he could do was shake his head.
"It's amazing," he said after striking out a franchise-record 17 Atlanta Braves Friday night. "This team has been around for more than 100 years, and I did something...