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Sanchez strikes out 12, allows 2 hits in 7 innings as Tigers top Rockies 4-0 for 3-game sweep

08/03/2014, 4:29pm EDT
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
4-0 win gives Tigers sweep of Rockies

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Detroit. ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT — Anibal Sanchez struck out 12, Victor Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers finished off a weekend sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-0 victory Sunday.

Sanchez (8-5) became the third straight Tigers starter to dominate the Rockies, allowing only two hits in seven innings.

In the three-game sweep, Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello and Sanchez combined for a 1.57 ERA with 27 strikeouts and two walks in 23 innings.

Joba Chamberlain allowed one hit in the eighth. Joakim Soria, who put up a 27.00 ERA in his first three outings with Detroit, gave up a leadoff single to Josh Rutledge in the ninth before retiring the next three batters.

Jorge De Le Rosa (11-7) gave up four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. All six hits came with two outs.

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