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Joe Mauer spoils Anibal Sanchez's no-no with one out in ninth

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Will Detroit's Anibal Sanchez make history against the Twins?
Detroit's Anibal Sanchez made a run at history on Friday night. USATSI

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Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of pitching a no-hitter against the Twins on Friday night, but a Joe Mauer line-drive single up the middle ended his bid for history.

Sanchez did, however, pick up the complete-game, one-hit shutout in a 6-0 Detroit victory.

On the night, Sanchez struck out 12 and walked three. Of his 130 pitches, 85 went for strikes. Prior to walking Eduardo Escobar with one out in the eighth, Sanchez had set down 18 batters in a row.

Sanchez previously threw a no-hitter in 2006 as a member of the Marlins. Friday night's gem turned out to be the fourth one-hitter of his career. On the season, Sanchez now has a 2.38 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.

 
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