DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – On another team, he might be an ace.
For the Detroit Tigers, Anibal Sanchez is the No. 3 starter – at least in this AL division series against Oakland.
Sanchez takes the mound Monday for Game 3 between the Tigers and Athletics after the teams split a pair of pulsating one-run games in Oakland. The A’s evened the series Saturday night despite a brilliant performance by Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander, and now the Tigers will call on Sanchez, another standout from what’s become an exceptional starting rotation.