The Detroit Tigers' strong pitching kept rolling this afternoon, shutting out the Minnesota Twins for the second game in a row. The Tigers' offense came alive in the middle innings, and they cruised to an easy 11-0 victory, improving their record to 2-0 on the season.
Anibal Sanchez wasn't as efficient as David Price on Monday, but the 31-year-old righthander cruised through 6 2/3 shutout innings. He struck out six while allowing just five baserunners. Also like Price, Sanchez was kept to a strict pitch count. Manager Brad Ausmus lifted him after 101 pitches.
Jose Iglesias had one of the best offensive games of his career, tallying four hits (including a double), three runs, and a walk. He has six hits in seven at-bats so far this season.
Anthony Gose got off to a slow start, flying out in his first two at-bats. He was red hot afterward, collecting three consecutive hits. He finished with three hits in six at-bats, three RBI, and was a home run shy of the cycle. Not bad for his Tigers debut.
Ian Kinsler led the Tigers with four RBI today, and scored a pair of runs himself. His RBI single in the third inning opened the scoring for the Tigers, and he added to his tally with an RBI double in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
David Price won Player of the Game honors for his 8 2/3 inning effort against the Twins on Monday. Price was one out away from his third career shutout, but still got the win. He earned 80 percent of the BYB vote for his efforts.