Tigers' Anibal Sanchez: Gets pushed around by Blue Jays

Sanchez (1-0) allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out three over the course of six innings during Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays.

Sanchez gave up two home runs in the top of the first inning to open the festivities then allowed a two-run shot by Jose Bautista in the fifth. This outing comes on the heels of three straight quality starts, but the right-hander was unable to keep it going against a powerful opponent. Since he came into the league in 2006, Sanchez had never given up more than 1.2 HR/9 until 2015, when he allowed 1.7. Over the last two years, that metric has stayed similar to 2015, with a HR/9 of 1.8 in 2016 and over 2.0 this season. Moving forward, this is a concerning trend for the 33-year-old, as he projects to make his next start Thursday in Minnesota.

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