Tigers take on Minnesota Twins following Friday’s one-hitter

Detroit Tigers’ starting pitching Anibal Sanchez steals spotlight

Published On: May 25 2013 12:52:57 PM EDT   Updated On: May 25 2013 12:55:06 PM EDT
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When Miguel Cabrera hasn’t been stealing the spotlight, the Detroit Tigers’ starting pitching has.

Following Friday’s one-hitter from Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister will look to continue that trend Saturday as the Tigers resume their four-game home set against the Minnesota Twins.

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Cabrera has at least two RBIs in five straight games, but Max Scherzer and Sanchez have easily held up their end by bookending Detroit’s four-game winning streak with dominant pitching performances.

Minnesota is in the midst of its longest slide since September 2011, getting outscored 64-28 over that span. While the pitching deserves its share of the blame (league-high 5.55 ERA in May), manager Ron Gardenhire had little choice but to start four hitters batting .212 or worse this season prior to Friday’s loss.

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