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Anibal Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Anibal Sanchez yielded five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings but earned a win Wednesday versus Arizona.
Sanchez did not pitch well, allowing 11 total hits, but the Detroit offense exploded for 11 runs to take two of three games at Chase Field. Sanchez will look to bounce back next week at home against the White Sox. He is 7-4 with a solid 3.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Jul 23 - 7:04 PM

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Anibal Sanchez cruised through six innings unscathed against the Indians on Friday, but he was tagged for four runs without recording an out in the seventh inning en route to his fourth loss of the season.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while allowing six hits and a walk. Even with the loss, he sports a solid 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 77/26 K/BB ratio through his 100 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Jul 18 - 11:46 PM

Anibal Sanchez picked up his sixth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Royals to just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

Sanchez punched out three on the night and didn’t walk a batter. The only damage against him on the night came in the first inning, where Salvador Perez cashed in Eric Hosmer with an RBI single. He’ll head into the All-Star break with a terrific 3.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio over his first 94 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Anibal Sanchez was knocked around for seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Sanchez was doing fine until the top of the fifth inning, when the Rays rattled off three runs. They then poured on four more in the top of the sixth. Sanchez watched his ERA jump from 2.63 to 3.18. He will try to bounce back next week against the Royals.
Jul 5 - 7:19 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- against the A's on Monday.

It was a no-decision for Sanchez, who left with the Tigers down 3-1. Since the Tigers did come back in the ninth, Sanchez's five-game winning streak remained intact. He's also racked up five no-decisions since his last loss on April 21.
Jun 30 - 11:51 PM

Anibal Sanchez fired seven innings of one-run ball Thursday in the Tigers' defeat of the Royals.

Sanchez limited the Royals to five hits -- three singles and two doubles -- over his seven impressive frames. He didn't strike out a batter but also issued just one walk. The right-hander is now 4-2 on the year with a shiny 2.33 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He'll take on the Rangers in Texas on his next turn through Detroit's rotation.
Jun 19 - 3:39 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched well in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings of work.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while issuing two walks. He wasn’t very economical though, needing 112 pitches just to get through his six frames. Mike Napoli supplied part of the damage with a solo homer off him in the sixth inning, the first long ball that Sanchez has surrendered on the season. He’ll bring a terrific 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 53/17 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Twins.
Jun 8 - 11:45 PM

Anibal Sanchez got the no-decision, shutting out the Blue Jays over seven innings in Tuesday's loss.

Sanchez was matched by Drew Hutchison in a scoreless pitcher's duel. He allowed only two hits -- both doubles -- without issuing a walk and striking out five. The right-hander has shaken off some early-season rust and now owns a 2.15 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 46/15 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings. Sanchez will face the Red Sox at home in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 10:17 PM

Anibal Sanchez dominated the A's on Wednesday by striking out nine and scattering just three hits over 8 1/3 innings, but he took a hard-luck no-decision in a 3-1 setback.

His best start of the year had a rotten ending: Sanchez was pulled in the ninth with a 1-0 lead after allowing a Coco Crisp double. Joe Nathan failed to record an out before giving up a three-run walk-off homer to Josh Donaldson. Sanchez was victorious in his last two outings by yielding exactly two runs and five hits apiece; he went a season-high seven frames Friday versus the Rangers and then bested that effort tonight. The dealing veteran, now 2-2 with a 2.49 ERA, welcomes the Blue Jays to town next week.
May 29 - 12:37 AM

Anibal Sanchez pitched well in Friday's win over the Rangers, allowing two runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

Sanchez struck out five without issuing a free pass on the night. The only damage in the game came on a two-run double by Mitch Moreland in the second inning, and that would be the only inning that the Rangers would even threaten. He has now won back-to-back starts and will carry a strong 2.83 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Athletics in Oakland.
May 23 - 9:52 PM

Anibal Sanchez defeated the Red Sox in his return to the Tigers rotation on Sunday, allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits over five innings of work.

Sanchez walked three and struck out three on the evening. He had been sidelined with a blister issue since April 26, but showed very little rust in his return to the hill. The victory was his first on the season, bringing him to 1-2 to go along with a stellar 2.89 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 27/14 K/BB ratio over his first 28 innings. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he takes on the Rangers on Friday.
May 18 - 11:34 PM

Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.

Sanchez will get the ball Sunday night versus the Red Sox. The right-hander will be on a pitch count, though manager Brad Ausmus hasn't revealed the exact number. The Tigers have yet to announce a corresponding move.
May 18 - 1:28 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Anibal Sanchez (blister) will be on a pitch count in Sunday's start versus the Red Sox.

Ausmus wouldn't reveal what the pitch count will be, but it's no surprise Sanchez has been saddled with one given that he hasn't started a game since April 26 and went just 2 2/3 innings in that outing. Fantasy owners might be better off keeping Sanchez on the bench for this one considering the matchup and the pitch count.
Source: Detroit News
May 18 - 9:26 AM

Anibal Sanchez (blister) threw 60 pitches Monday in a simulated game.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that it went well. The team will make a decision on his status after seeing how he feels Tuesday, but the expectation is that he'll come off the disabled list to start Sunday against the Red Sox.
May 12 - 4:42 PM

Anibal Sanchez (blister) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday while the team is in Baltimore.

Assuming all goes well with that outing, he's expected to rejoin the Tigers rotation over the weekend against the Red Sox. His return will mean a likely demotion back to Triple-A for top prospect Robbie Ray.
May 10 - 10:39 AM

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C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Joel Hanrahan
9Bruce Rondon
10Luke Putkonen