Anibal Sanchez gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings against the Indians on Friday.
Sanchez was pitching an absolute gem here allowing just three hits over six shutout innings, but when he came out for the seventh, it was like a whole different Indians team. or maybe just a different Sanchez. He gave up two hits and a walk to the first three batters he faced and after a two-run single to the fourth, Brad Ausmus pulled him. Unfortunately, the relief corps allowed the two runners charged to Sanchez to score and a suddenly masterful night turned into a pitching line of mediocrity. He'll look to rebound from this one inning of disaster when he faces the Diamondbacks next week.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz