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Anibal Sanchez was not sharp over 6.1 innings as he gave up five runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon.
This marks the second poor start in a row by Sanchez, as he gave up four runs over six innings last time out. The Tigers' starter has been hitting a rough patch in the season lately, as he has a 5.79 ERA in his last four starts. On the bright side he only walked one man in the start, though a two-run home run by Did Gregorious spoiled the outing. ANALYST: Ben Diamond
Back to back rough outings for Sanchez who was tagged for four runs over six innings in his previous start against Cleveland. Overall on the season Sanchez is 7-4 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. His next start will come at home against the White Sox who scored three runs off Sanchez over six innings handing him the loss back on April 21st. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Chris Paul is still 50-50 to play in game two.
Paul has been listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game due to the hamstring issue, but the Clippers are going to wait until after the morning shootaround and possibly right up until pre-game warm-ups before making a decision on him. Expect the team to update his condition later in the day Wednesday. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals lineup Wednesday.
Werth was out of the lineup Tuesday and the thought process was that he was getting a routine day off after opening the season batting just .176 through his first 19 games. That may still be the case here as manager Matt Williams is giving him consecutive days to clear his head, but one can't help wonder if the shoulder is barking just a bit. If it is just a regular day, then perhaps he will see a pinch-hitting opportunity which would be a good sign. If not, look for the team to offer a bit more of an update regarding his physical condition. Analysis: Howard Bender