Tigers' Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Royals

DETROIT (AP) Anibal Sanchez is through six hitless innings for the Detroit Tigers against the Kansas City Royals.

The right-hander retired the first 12 batters Wednesday night, then walked Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon in the fifth inning. He has thrown 88 pitches and Kansas City hasn't come close to a hit.

Sanchez has seven strikeouts and two walks.

Sanchez threw a no-hitter for the Marlins against Arizona on Sept. 6, 2006.

Detroit leads 1-0.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.