Sanchez pitches 4 no-hit innings in Tigers’ loss to Phils
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Anibal Sanchez pitched four no-hit innings in his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers in Monday’s 4-3 exhibition loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Sanchez, who had been sidelined by triceps inflammation, gave up a leadoff walk to David Lough and then got 12 straight outs, including a double play and three strikeouts.
Miguel Cabrera’s two-out single in the third drove in the only run off Phillies starter Aaron Nola, who pitched six innings and gave up two hits and two walks.
Philadelphia didn’t get a hit until Maikel Franco’s RBI single in the sixth, which came after a couple of walks by reliever Justin Wilson.
Cedric Hunter drove in the Phillies’ last two runs with a homer off Blaine Hardy in the seventh.