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Sanchez throws shutout, Tigers move into first place tie with Chicago

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Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees in Game 3 in their MLB American League Division Series baseball playoffs in Detroit, Michigan, October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees in Game 3 in their MLB American League Division Series baseball playoffs in Detroit, Michigan, October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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DETROIT (1660 THE FAN) – Pitching proved to be the name of the game in Comerica Park on Tuesday, as both starters were pretty impressive for Kansas City and Detroit.

The Tigers capitalized on a few first-inning singles, and were able to top the Royals 2-0 in the second of a four game set.

With the win, the Tigers move into a first place tie with the Chicago White Sox with eight games left to play.

Anibal Sanchez had what was arguably his best start of the season, giving up three hits in a complete game effort while striking out 10.

Kansas City’s Bruce Chen also performed well, only giving up two runs in 6.2 innings. However, Chen also gave up ten hits to the Tigers.

Prince Fielder and Delmon Young drove in the only runs of the game, each hitting RBI singles in the first inning.

The game marked the first time this season that Sanchez has gone more than seven innings in a game.

Rick Porcello will look for a very elusive tenth win tomorrow night as the Tigers face Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals in the third of a four game set.  Dan Dickerson and Jim Price have the call at 6:40 p.m. on 590 WKZO.

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