Tigers Start Anibal Sanchez For Game 1

Anibal SanchezTigers right hander Anibal Sanchez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, the club announced Friday.

This announcement was a mere formality, as manager Jim Leyland said Thursday night that Sanchez would “probably” be the starter. Not only that, but Justin Verlander started Thursday, Doug Fister started Tuesday and Max Scherzer worked two innings in relief — on short rest — Tuesday.

In his Game 3 start against the A’s, though, Sanchez coughed up six runs (five earned) on eight hits — including three home runs — in 4 1/3 innings. He took the loss.

Source: Matt Snyder, CBS Sports