Anibal Sanchez loses no-hitter in ninth inning, Tigers win

Duane Burleson

Sanchez made it 8 1/3 innings against the Twins before Joe Mauer singled up the middle.

Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez made it to the ninth inning with a no-hitter, but Joe Mauer of the Twins singled up the middle to end the bid with one out in the ninth inning.

Sanchez struck out 12 and walked three for the game. Detroit won 6-0.

He started off a bit slow. He issued a walk in both the first and second innings before getting 18 consecutive Twins batters out. He did walk a third batter in the eighth inning before reaching the ninth inning.

He struck out Jamey Carroll to open the ninth before Mauer's single. Mauer has broken up three no-hitters, according to the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast.

Sanchez threw his first no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks as a rookie in 2006. Doing so, he became the 19th rookie since 1900 to accomplish the feat. He took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Rockies in 2011, but lost it on the first pitch of the inning when Dexter Fowler single to right field. At the time, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun Sentinel noted Sanchez would have become the first Latin-born player to throw multiple no-hitters.

Since 2006, Sanchez has thrown five complete games allowing 1 hit or less.

Justin Verlander had the Tigers' last no-hitter: He did so against the Blue Jays on May 7, 2011. It was Verlander's second no-hitter.

Miguel Cabrera had a hit and two RBI. Don Kelly hit a two-run home run.

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