The Tigers won this game on the strength of Anibal Sanchez, who was awesome on the mound for seven innings. Jim Leyland went with Phil Coke in the eighth and ninth innings, and he did the job.
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Well, that was tiring. As mad as fans may be at Jose Valverde and Jim Leyland right now, they have to be equally as happy with Octavio Dotel and Drew Smyly, who shut down the Yankees in extra innings in a tough situation. Oh, and that guy Delmon Young, too. Young appears to always turn … Continue Reading →
Octavio Dotel allowed Brett Gardner to get all the way to thid base with two outs, but he didn’t get any further. Derek Jeter flew out to right field and we’re heading to the 11th inning in the Bronx. Nice job by Dotel, who could be auditioning for the Tigers closer role.
Anibal Sanchez had himself a good night on the mound. Too bad for him, though, the Tigers haven’t done anything at the plate. Sanchez has been pulled after 6 and 1/3 innings. He gave up two runs on five hits while striking out three. Sanchez showed why he earned a start in the post-season over … Continue Reading →
Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, and it was enough to carry the Tigers over the Twins on a day where pitching dominated. Anibal Sanchez pitch 6 1/3 innings for the Tigers, allowing just one run while striking out four. The Tigers had trouble getting to Liam … Continue Reading →