Tigers' Anibal Sanchez: Holds own upon return to big leagues

Sanchez logged five innings Monday against the Mariners, giving up two runs on five hits while walking three and striking out five en route to a no-decision.

In his return to the big leagues, Sanchez pitched relatively well, rendering Seattle's offense harmless for the first four innings of the contest. The veteran right-hander got stung by the long ball in the fifth inning, however, as he served up a two-run shot to Guillermo Heredia to tie the game, keeping Sanchez from qualifying for a decision. He still doesn't warrant much interest in fantasy -- after all, he only found the strike zone with 50 of his 89 pitches, and this marks the first time his ERA has dipped below 9.00 since his first appearance of the season back in early April. If Sanchez remains in the rotation, he'll be in line to make his next start Saturday in San Diego.

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