Detroit Shuts Out Twins – Again
DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez helped Detroit blank Minnesota for the second straight game, Jose Iglesias had four hits and Alex Avila scored four runs as the Tigers routed the Twins 11-0 Wednesday.
Ian Kinsler drove in four runs for Detroit, which had beaten Minnesota 4-0 on opening day behind star left-hander David Price. Sanchez (1-0) was impressive, as well, allowing three hits and two walks in 6 2-3 innings while striking out six. It was the right-hander's first start since Aug. 8. He was limited over the last two months of last season by a pectoral issue.
Ricky Nolasco (0-1) gave up six runs and six hits in three-plus innings, walked four and struck out two.
Avila and Iglesias, hitting eighth and ninth in the order, reached base every time they came up — Avila had three walks and a single.