Anibal Sanchez Night in America.
Tigers 6, Cubs 0
Turns out, it was my fault all along.
As soon as I remembered to pregame tweet ASNIA, everything turned around. Anibal Sanchez (13 GS, 82 IP, 5.16 ERA, 4.28 FIP) cruised through the very dangerous Cubs lineup, going 7.2 innings, allowing 8 base runners and punching out 7. He got a little help from his friend Rajai Davis who robbed a would-be two run homer in the 2nd, but after that it was all Sanchez and plenty of offense. The Tigers danced around two TOOTBLANs, getting run scoring hits from Cabrera, Castellanos, Martinez, and two from Kinsler. Cespedes made a great throw on an ill-advised send and everything was wonderful for an evening. They’ll try to sweep with Shane Greene (12 GS, 65 IP, 5.40 ERA, 4.47 FIP) going Wednesday.
The Moment: Rajai takes one away in the 2nd.