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Sanchez loses no-hitter in 9th
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only...
DETROIT — Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers' 6-0 win over the Twins on Friday.
Sanchez fell two outs shy of his second career no-hitter, but thanks to Mauer it was just another near miss this season. There have already been five one-hitters. Sanchez (5-4) struck out 12.
• A pediatric nurse said she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game. Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over and found the girl unresponsive and with no pulse. Sapenaro said she began performing CPR with help from a man who was with the girl. The girl was resuscitated, but stadium medical personnel had to revive her a second time after her pulse faded again.
• Miami pitcher Alex Sanabia said he didn't know it was illegal to spit on the ball, the way he did Monday against Philadelphia. He said he did it to get a better grip on the ball and has not been contacted by baseball officials.
• Don Mattingly isn't in immediate danger of being fired as manager of the last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, with team president Stan Kasten saying none of the players are asking for his dismissal, either.
• Yankees right fielder Curtis Granderson was hit on the left hand by a pitch, and X-rays showed a broken knuckle on his pinkie finger.
• Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa has a small fracture in his right wrist and will rest a few days to see if it improves.
• The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino (hamstring) and third baseman Will Middlebrooks (back) on the 15-day disabled list.
• New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez sold his Miami Beach home for $30 million.