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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Anibal Sanchez leaves game early with blister on right middle finger


DETROIT — Anibal Sanchez hadn’t gone further than 6 1/3 innings in any of his first four starts of the season, and went considerably shorter than that in his fifth on Saturday.

Sanchez came out of the game with an apparent injury [UPDATE: blister on right middle finger] two outs into the third inning, and with a three balls, two strikes count on Twins leadoff hitter Brian Dozier. Sanchez had faced one over the minimum to that point, the only baserunner for the Twins a two-out walk by Josmil Pinto in the second inning.

Called up from Toledo earlier in the day, Jose Ortega completed the walk of Dozier after entering the game. Dozier was thrown out stealing after a replay overturn of the original call.

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