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Anibal Sanchez picked up just his first win of the season in his return to the Tigers rotation on Sunday as he held the Red Sox to two runs (one earned) over five innings.
Sanchez made his first start since returning from a 15-day stint on the disabled list with a blister. He did not skip a beat as he held his opponent to two or fewer earned runs for the fifth time in six starts despite picking up just his first victory of the 2014 season. Last season's American League ERA champ lowered his ERA down to 2.89 and has yet to allow a home run over 28 innings.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Antonio Smith may sit out practice this week.
Smith is the subject of a child abuse investigation in Texas. The case has been dragging on for some time now, with the DA sifting through the report from the Fort Bend County Sheriff since February. Even if the case is ultimately dropped by the prosecutor, Smith could still face discipline from the league as part of its effort to improve its public image, as part of the personal conduct policy under the CBA between the players union and the league. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Avisail Garcia left Monday's game with a knee injury.
Garcia left after less than two innings of action on Monday. He was coming off a knee issue that held him out two games before playing again on Sunday, where he went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. A problem significant to force him from the game, occurring with the same body part that sidelined him last week is of concern, so stay tuned for an update on his situation. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson