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Sanchez fans 17, Braves go blank
Braves Tigers Basebal Heal
Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws against the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday April 26, 2013. Sanchez struck out 17 in eight innings in a 10-0 win. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) - photo by Associated Press
DETROIT — Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory. Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, and he had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches. Sanchez (3-1) took off his hat as he was leaving the field following the top of the eighth, acknowledging a huge ovation at Comerica Park after he struck out Dan Uggla, his final hitter.