Sanchez 0-hitter into 8th, Cabrera hurt, Tigers tip Jays

July 4, 2015 - Picnic Time

Toronto Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera watches his singular in front of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila during a eighth inning of a round diversion Friday, Jul 3, 2015, in Detroit.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Ezequiel Carrera watches his singular in front of Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila during a eighth inning of a round diversion Friday, Jul 3, 2015, in Detroit.

DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid was damaged adult when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a singular to left with one out in a eighth inning, and a Tigers hold on to kick a Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped off with a calf injury.

Given an 8-0 lead, Sanchez (7-7) wound adult permitting 4 runs, 3 hits and 3 walks in 7 1-3 innings, and left after 117 pitches.

He was behest to turn a sixth pitcher to chuck no-hitters in a AL and NL, according to STATS, a attainment achieved by Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Nolan Ryan, Hideo Nomo and Randy Johnson. Sanchez pitched a no-hitter for a Florida Marlins opposite Arizona on Sept. 6, 2006.

Cabrera, a two-time AL MVP, was on initial bottom with no outs in a fourth inning and a 3-2 count to Victor Martinez, and took off with a pitch. Martinez fouled a round off, though Cabrera pulled adult sharply, grabbing his left leg. He was attended to by trainers and limped off a field. Detroit pronounced Cabrera will have an MRI.

Sanchez walked Justin Smoak heading off a eighth, and Devon Travis and Ryan Goins followed Carrera with singles to make it 8-1. Josh Donaldson combined a two-run singular off Alex Wilson, and Jose Bautista walked to bucket a bases.

Edwin Encarnacion flied out, Dioner Navarro strike a three-run double that done it 8-6 and Bruce Rondon threw a furious representation and afterwards walked Smoak. With closer Joakim Soria hurrying to comfortable up, Kevin Pillar strike an inning-ending flyout.

Soria pitched a ninth for his 18th save in 20 chances, distinguished out Josh Donaldson to finish a diversion with a curtain on second.

Drew Hutchinson (8-2) gave adult 7 runs — 5 warranted — 10 hits and dual walks in 4 2/3 innings. Martinez had 3 hits for a Tigers.

Cabrera’s RBI singular put a Tigers forward in a first, afterwards pennyless open a diversion in a five-run fourth. With a bases loaded, Nick Castellanos lined a round into shoal left-center and it bounced out of Carrera’s glove as a left fielder attempted for a diving catch. Carrera threw to third, perplexing to force Martinez, who hadn’t seen a round rebound free, though a chuck eluded Josh Donaldson, and Martinez finished adult scoring Detroit’s second run on a throwing error.

Anthony Gose followed with a singular to left, though Carrera’s chuck sailed into a Toronto cave for another error. Gose finished adult on third and scored on Jose Iglesias’s scapegoat fly.


Toronto: SS Jose Reyes left in a seventh inning with a Blue Jays trailing 7-0. No proclamation was done about any injury.

Detroit: Avila was activated from a infirm list before a diversion after being out given May 8 with a knee injury. Avila was creatively approaching to need medicine that would have sidelined him for many of a deteriorate though was means to lapse after heated earthy therapy.


The teams play a second of 3 games Saturday, with Detroit’s David Price (7-2) confronting R.A. Dickey (3-8). The Tigers are 13-3 when Price starts this deteriorate and 27-36 with anyone else.

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