MLB Game Summary - Atlanta at Detroit|
(Friday, April 26th)
Final Score: Detroit 10, Atlanta 0
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Anibal Sanchez tossed eight scoreless innings
and recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts as the Detroit Tigers routed the
Atlanta Braves, 10-0, at Comerica Park.
Sanchez (3-1) gave up just five hits and a walk as he broke Mickey Lolich's
club record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game. Lolich twice struck out
16 hitters in 1969. Sanchez also set the mark for most strikeouts in an
Interleague game in major league history.
Matt Tuiasosopo hit a home run and drove in a career-best five runs for the
Tigers, who have won two of their last three contests. Victor Martinez had a
pair of doubles and two RBI while Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with two runs
Braves starter Paul Maholm (3-2) got shelled in 3 2/3 innings of work,
allowing eight earned runs and 10 hits. Atlanta has dropped two straight and
five of seven.
The Tigers put four runs across in the third inning to give Sanchez early
run support. Omar Infante led off with a double to left and advanced one bag
on Austin Jackson's groundout. Hunter followed with a single to center,
plating Infante. Martinez then ripped an RBI single of his own around Miguel
Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta walks, and Tuiasosopo drove in two with a single
through the hole between shortstop and third base.
Detroit broke the game open with six more runs an inning later, chasing
Maholm from the game in the process. Jackson and Hunter each singled with one
out, and Cabrera drove in Jackson with a single to right. Hunter came around
to score on a Prince Fielder groundout, then Martinez rocketed his second
double of the night to deep left field, plating Cabrera.
Anthony Varvaro took the mound with two outs and issued a walk to Peralta
before Tuiasosopo homered to left.
Detroit's Jackson scored his major league leading 22nd run ... Chris
Johnson and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits to pace Atlanta ... The
Braves went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position ... Atlanta's Dan
Uggla went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts ... Sanchez is the last major
league pitcher to record 17 strikeouts since Brandon Morrow of Toronto in
04/26 22:34:58 ET