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Update: Anibal Sanchez loses no-hit bid against Twins

May 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

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Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez has no-hit the Twins through seven innings tonight in Detroit. The only base runners he has allowed came on walks to Jamey Carroll and Chris Parmelee, and he has retired each of the last 17 batters he has faced. Parmelee, Eduardo Escobar, and Aaron Hicks are slated to face Sanchez when he heads back out for the eighth inning. His first pitch of the inning will be his 100th of the night.

We’ll keep you posted as Sanchez attempts to capture the no-no.

This would mark Sanchez’s second incredible start of the season. He struck out 17 Braves over eight innings against the Braves on April 28. It would be the second no-hitter of his career, as he previously accomplished the feat on September 6, 2006 against the Diamondbacks.

Update (9:30 PM) — Sanchez has kept the Twins hitless through eight. His consecutive batters retired streak ended at 18 with a one-out walk to Escobar in the eighth. He’ll enter the ninth inning having thrown 114 pitches and will face Carroll, Joe Mauer, and Josh Willingham.

Update #2 (9:40 PM) — Sanchez lost his no-hit bid with one out in the ninth, as Joe Mauer laced a single up the middle.

Update #3 (9:45 PM) — Sanchez finished the game shut-out, a 130-pitch effort. His final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 12 K.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    I wish him good luck. There is a full moon later tonight that is affecting emotions.

  2. xavier46 - May 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    3 outs away, PC = 114, getting up there…
    Career high 126

    • frank433 - May 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      His is on extra rest , and his last start was 2.2 ip and about 75 pitches. He’s good.

      • xavier46 - May 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        Or not.

        Hell of a game nonetheless.

  3. gosuhgo - May 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Aw Mauer come on man…

  4. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Condolences! At least it was a great baseball player who got the 1 out hit.

  5. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Yeah Joe!!!!

  6. frank433 - May 24, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Since 2006, he has 5 complete games with 1 hit or less allowed. Leads MLB. That is crazy.

    • duckthefodgers - May 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      Seems he just doesnt have the will-to-no-hit.

  7. historiophiliac - May 24, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Fucking Mauer!

    • detroitr1 - May 24, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Damn historiophiliac–you’re usually the level headed one

      • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

        Blame it on the full moon affecting her libido.

    • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      To each their own.

  8. randygnyc - May 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Sorry tigers fans. I had joe in my BTS tonight.

  9. historiophiliac - May 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Now i blame randy, and yes, i am drunk posting from the bar.

    • philliesblow - May 24, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Don’t drive. And don’t accept a ride from a guy with a cheesy ‘stache & a comb over.

    • indaburg - May 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      Friends don’t let friends drink and post. :-)

      It sucks, but Sanchez had a hell of a night, and I’m happy Sanchez had the cojones to pitch to Mauer.

      • historiophiliac - May 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        :(

  10. northstarnic - May 24, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Twins suck

  11. albertmn - May 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Third career game that Mauer has been the one to break up a no hitter late in the game. Unfortunately, that says as much about the Twins the last few years as it does about Mauer.

  12. Old Gator - May 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Boy, are Macondo baseball fans lucky that Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua had to probity to realize that if they had given Anibal an extension a few years ago, they wouldn’t have had all that spare cash to backload into Heath Bell’s contract. Good work, guys!

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