Tigers 4, Rockies 0
The Tigers bats got their runs and then got out of Anibal Sanchez’s (20 GS, 120.1 IP, 3.37 ERA, 2.73 FIP, 3.4 fWAR) way. They collected four runs in the 3rd inning courtesy of a Davis double, Kinlser HBP, Cabrera single, and then a 3-run homer from VMart. Sanchez would do the rest. He was vintage Sanchez, going seven innings while allowing just two hits, no walks, and no runs as he punched out 12 batters and induced 23 swinging strikes. There was basically no stopping him. He allowed a single in the 3rd and a single in the 7th and a ROE in the 6th. He could do no wrong and helped the Tigers coast comfortably to a three games sweep of the hapless Rockies. They’ll ride to New York for four with the Yankees, handing it to Max Scherzer (22 GS, 146 IP, 3.27 ERA, 3.00 FIP, 3.5 fWAR) on Monday.
The Moment: Sanchez leaves to a standing ovation after 7 innings.