The Tigers went 6.5 games up in the AL CENTRAL DIVISION as they defeated KIRK
GIBSON’S Diamondbacks 11-5. ANABAL SANCHAZ picked the victory going .6./2
innings but allowed 13 hits and all 5 earned runs as his ERA went up to 3.45.
For the second game in a row ANABAL ran into trouble in the 5th inning giving
up all five runs which led Manager BRAD AUSMUS to say: “He has to correct that
nasty habit. We won’t be scoring 11 runs every time he pitches.”
But they did yesterday with the speedy RAJI DAVIS banginmg 3 for 5 as he looked good hitting in the 2nd spot. Leading off the red hot A.J. went 2 for
3 bringing his slow rising BA up to .270. Meanwhile big MIGGIE went 2 for 4
driving in 3 including a long tater. His BA is a healthy .315. It wouldn’t
surprise this writer to see him take the hitting title again along with the RBI
championship. However, the Home Run leadership is his sore spot. We believe last year’s injury is still hurting him along with the park he plays in. Comerica is not good to homerun hitters.
Tonite they face another tough four game series in Annahiem, California, home of the Angels. MAx will seek his 12th win as he once more shoots for 20 big ones !
by bobby on 7-24-14