It was almost a story book ending for Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers but Joe Mauer had an alternate ending in mind. Sanchie, as his teammates like to call him, had a no-hitter going into the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins. Sanchez stuck out the first batter and it looked as if history was about to be written.
Then Joe Mauer came to the plate.
Joe Mauer is one of the best hitters in the game. If you give him a few looks at a guy he will probably get a hit. Tonight was no exception as Mauer lined a one-out single into center to break-up the no-hitter.
Instead Sanchez settled for his fourth career 1-hitter and a complete game shut-out victory as the Tigers beat the Twins 6-0.
Sanchez is no stranger to throwing a no-hitter. He accomplished the deed in his rookie season in 2006. Miguel Cabrera was also his teammate in 2006.
Don Kelly contributed tonight by hitting a 2-run shot. Sure he only has a .194 average but with this dinger the skipper will keep running him out there.
Miguel Cabrera is having a historic season. Hard to believe considering he won the Triple Crown in 2012. He drove in 2 more tonight giving him 57 ribbies on the season. Currently he leads the league in average (.391) and RBI (57) and is just 2 home runs behind Chris Davis is that category. He also leads the league in hits (72), runs (39), and OPS (1.168). It is hard to imagine a second consecutive triple crown but with the way Miggy is going it seems like a real possibility.
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers will try to add to their 4 game win streak tomorrow at Comerica Park. It’s a 4:08 first pitch with the Twins.