DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez struck out the first two hitters he faced — then the trouble began.
A walk. A double. Then another walk and a single.
Suddenly, the Detroit right-hander was struggling to get out of the first inning.
Sanchez settled down eventually, but this was nothing like his 17-strikeout performance last week against Atlanta. Instead, he gave up three runs in six innings, and the Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Wednesday.
“I think Sanchy was just too excited at the start,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He was throwing too hard, and it hurt his comman...