Sanchez beats old team, lead Nationals over Tigers, 3-1

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their 1984 World Series team this weekend.

Thanks to the Washington Nationals, the Tigers were also provided with memories of their two most recent World Series clubs.

Anibal Sanchez, a member of Detroit's 2012 World Series team, beat his former team for his third win in four starts, Juan Soto hit his 14th home run of the season and the Nationals defeated the Tigers 3-1 on Friday night.

Sanchez (4-6), who went 46-49 for the Tigers from 2012-17, was facing his old team for the first time. He allowed six hits and struck out eight in six innings.

Sanchez got the start for Detroit in Game 3 of the 2012 World Series against the San Francisco Giants and said coming back to a place where he enjoyed success was an emotional day.

''It definitely is a place that I haven't been for a while,'' Sanchez said. ''You see the uniform but they are the enemy, this team. In the end, it's another team that you have to face.''

In five starts since returning from the injured list on May 29, Sanchez is 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA.

''When he keeps the ball down, he's really, really good,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''His pitch count was a little up but he was adamant that he could go out and go finish the sixth inning.

''We got him up to 105 pitches. That was the most this year.''

Fernando Rodney, the closer for Detroit's 2006 World Series club, pitched the ninth and recorded his first save of the season. Recalled from Triple-A Fresno on June 25, Rodney, 42, is 18th on the career saves list with 326.

''Baseball for me is opportunity,'' Rodney said. ''Some people think I'm too old for the league.''

Soto opened the scoring in the second inning with a 418-foot solo homer into the right-field seats.

''It's really fun when you hit homers like that,'' Soto said. ''You want to see where the ball is going to land.''

Daniel Norris (2-7), who took the loss, said the pitch to Soto was a mistake.

''I slipped and threw it right down the middle and he hit it out of the stadium,'' Norris said.

Adam Eaton's two-out single in the fifth scored Victor Robles to make it 2-0. Howie Kendrick's RBI double scored Soto in the eighth.

Nick Castellanos accounted for Detroit's run in the bottom of the fifth with his eighth homer of the season, a 436-foot drive to center. Castellanos has hit safely in 30 of his last 34 games.

Norris left the game after five innings due to cramping in the groin in the area where he underwent surgery early last season.

''After the fifth, they told me I was done,'' Norris said. ''I wanted to stay in, and I felt like I could've navigated through it.''

The Nationals have won four straight and at 41-40 moved above .500 for the first time since they were 9-8 on April 18.

The Tigers have lost eight in a row. Detroit scored one run for the third straight game. The Tigers are last in the major leagues with 266 runs scored.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: The Nationals reinstated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 10-Day Injured List. Zimmerman missed 53 games with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Tigers: Detroit placed RHP Spencer Turnbull (right shoulder fatigue) on the 10-day IL.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Austin Voth (0-0) goes Saturday in the second game of this series.

Tigers: Lefty Gregory Soto (0-2) was recalled from Triple-A after Friday's game and will start.

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  • W: A. Sanchez (4-6)L: D. Norris (2-7)S: F. Rodney (1)
  • HR: WAS - J. Soto (14), DET - N. Castellanos (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS40000012.284.344.494.838-0.5
A. Eaton RF30110100.274.362.382.7443.0
A. Rendon 3B40000002.302.393.605.9980.0
J. Soto LF32111110.302.399.542.9417.5
H. Kendrick 1B40210020.332.383.584.9674.0
R. Zimmerman DH30100111.218.311.372.6831.5
K. Suzuki C40000013.273.315.500.815-0.5
B. Dozier 2B40100001.232.311.428.7391.0
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    V. Reyes CF50000000.250.333.250.5830.0
    N. Castellanos RF41211010.276.336.461.7986.5
    M. Cabrera DH30200100.295.363.384.7473.0
    C. Stewart LF30000104.227.314.391.7051.0
    B. Dixon 1B30000114.246.269.467.7360.5
    J. Candelario 3B40200012.199.293.295.5884.5
    N. Goodrum SS40000034.229.306.382.688-1.5
    H. Castro 2B40000022.270.295.365.660-1.0
    B. Wilson C30000021.100.100.150.250-1.0
    a- J. Jones PH10000010.251.316.456.772-0.5
    D. Norris P0000-000.167.167.167.000-
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    • a-struck out for Wilson in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Kendrick 2 (12)
    • HR - J. Soto (14)
    • RBI - A. Eaton (21), J. Soto (52), H. Kendrick (45)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton (7), H. Kendrick (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, A. Rendon, R. Zimmerman, K. Suzuki 2 (2), B. Dozier
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Candelario (8)
    • HR - N. Castellanos (8)
    • RBI - N. Castellanos (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Stewart, B. Dixon 4 (4), N. Goodrum 2 (2), H. Castro, B. Wilson
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - V. Robles (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Candelario (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Turner (8)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - V. Reyes
    • DP - (Reyes-Castro)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez (W, 4-6)6.06111813.821.3324.0
    J. Guerra (H, 3)1.00000003.821.153.0
    T. Rainey (H, 5)1.00002103.711.241.5
    F. Rodney (S, 1)1.00000208.272.0211.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez (W, 4-6)6.0
    J. Guerra (H, 3)1.0
    T. Rainey (H, 5)1.0
    F. Rodney (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris (L, 2-7)5.05221314.621.383.5
    B. Farmer1.00000104.401.433.5
    V. Alcantara1.01000104.151.242.5
    D. Stumpf0.20112004.711.86-3.0
    J. Cisnero0.11000107.712.14-0.5
    A. Adams1.00000006.391.973.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 110-73, J. Guerra 13-9, T. Rainey 20-11, F. Rodney 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-4, J. Guerra 1-2, T. Rainey 2-0, F. Rodney 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 26, J. Guerra 3, T. Rainey 5, F. Rodney 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 77-49, B. Farmer 15-9, V. Alcantara 17-13, D. Stumpf 13-3, J. Cisnero 8-5, A. Adams 10-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 7-5, B. Farmer 1-1, V. Alcantara 1-1, A. Adams 1-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 21, B. Farmer 3, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 3, J. Cisnero 2, A. Adams 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Eaton RF30110100.274.362.382.7443.0
    A. Rendon 3B40000002.302.393.605.9980.0
    J. Soto LF32111110.302.399.542.9417.5
    H. Kendrick 1B40210020.332.383.584.9674.0
    R. Zimmerman DH30100111.218.311.372.6831.5
    K. Suzuki C40000013.273.315.500.815-0.5
    B. Dozier 2B40100001.232.311.428.7391.0
    V. Robles CF41100001.242.314.439.7544.0
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    J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      V. Reyes CF50000000.250.333.250.5830.0
      N. Castellanos RF41211010.276.336.461.7986.5
      M. Cabrera DH30200100.295.363.384.7473.0
      C. Stewart LF30000104.227.314.391.7051.0
      B. Dixon 1B30000114.246.269.467.7360.5
      J. Candelario 3B40200012.199.293.295.5884.5
      N. Goodrum SS40000034.229.306.382.688-1.5
      H. Castro 2B40000022.270.295.365.660-1.0
      B. Wilson C30000021.100.100.150.250-1.0
      a- J. Jones PH10000010.251.316.456.772-0.5
      D. Norris P0000-000.167.167.167.000-
      B. Farmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Cisnero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-struck out for Wilson in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Kendrick 2 (12)
      • HR - J. Soto (14)
      • RBI - A. Eaton (21), J. Soto (52), H. Kendrick (45)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton (7), H. Kendrick (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, A. Rendon, R. Zimmerman, K. Suzuki 2 (2), B. Dozier
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Candelario (8)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (8)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Stewart, B. Dixon 4 (4), N. Goodrum 2 (2), H. Castro, B. Wilson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - V. Robles (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Candelario (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Turner (8)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - V. Reyes
      • DP - (Reyes-Castro)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez (W, 4-6)6.06111813.821.3324.0
      J. Guerra (H, 3)1.00000003.821.153.0
      T. Rainey (H, 5)1.00002103.711.241.5
      F. Rodney (S, 1)1.00000208.272.0211.0
      Total9.06113111---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez (W, 4-6)6.0
      J. Guerra (H, 3)1.0
      T. Rainey (H, 5)1.0
      F. Rodney (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-7)5.05221314.621.383.5
      B. Farmer1.00000104.401.433.5
      V. Alcantara1.01000104.151.242.5
      D. Stumpf0.20112004.711.86-3.0
      J. Cisnero0.11000107.712.14-0.5
      A. Adams1.00000006.391.973.0
      Total9.0733361---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-7)5.0
      B. Farmer1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      D. Stumpf0.2
      J. Cisnero0.1
      A. Adams1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 110-73, J. Guerra 13-9, T. Rainey 20-11, F. Rodney 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 7-4, J. Guerra 1-2, T. Rainey 2-0, F. Rodney 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 26, J. Guerra 3, T. Rainey 5, F. Rodney 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 77-49, B. Farmer 15-9, V. Alcantara 17-13, D. Stumpf 13-3, J. Cisnero 8-5, A. Adams 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 7-5, B. Farmer 1-1, V. Alcantara 1-1, A. Adams 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 21, B. Farmer 3, V. Alcantara 4, D. Stumpf 3, J. Cisnero 2, A. Adams 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Kendrick doubled to deep right center, Soto scored31
      • 5TH INNING
        Castellanos homered to center21
        Eaton singled to right, Robles scored20
      • 2ND INNING
        Soto homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Austin Adams relieved Jose Cisnero
        • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Suzuki flied out to center
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Robles popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Fernando Rodney relieved Tanner Rainey
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • JaCoby Jones hit for Bobby Wilson
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Victor Alcantara
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rendon flied into double play center to second, Eaton out at second
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked
        • Jose Cisnero relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendrick doubled to deep right center, Soto scored
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tanner Rainey relieved Javy Guerra
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stewart walked
        • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dixon walked, Stewart to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario reached on fielder's choice to first, Stewart to third, Dixon out at second
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Victor Alcantara relieved Buck Farmer
        • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier singled to left
        • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Robles flied out to deep center
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Javy Guerra relieved Anibal Sanchez
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wilson popped out to second
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes lined out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Norris
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soto lined out to right
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Dixon lined out to right
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario singled to center
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • H. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Candelario stole second, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • V. Robles: Robles singled to center
        • T. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Robles stole second, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop, Robles to third
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Foul, Eaton singled to right, Robles scored
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Rendon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging
        • V. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to second
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos homered to center
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera singled to left
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Stewart grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rendon grounded out to third
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Kendrick doubled to deep center
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
        • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • H. Castro: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Castro grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • V. Robles: Ball, Robles popped out to second
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Turner grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Eaton grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to third
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to left
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart safe at first on shortstop Turner fielding error, Cabrera to second
        • B. Dixon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Foul, Soto homered to right
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kendrick struck out looking
        • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmerman reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • K. Suzuki: Suzuki flied out to deep left
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dozier lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Candelario doubled to deep right
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro grounded out to first, Candelario to third
        • B. Wilson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Eaton grounded out to first
        • A. Rendon: Strike swinging, Rendon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to right
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Stewart lined out to center
        • B. Dixon: Dixon popped out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)