Sanchez named Tigers pitcher of the month for June

(WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that Anibal Sanchez has been selected as the club's pitcher of the month for June.

Sanchez went 3-0 in six starts in June, posting a 2.79 ERA and recording 25 strikeouts. He was one of only four American League pitchers to go undefeated in the month (minimum three decisions) and also ranked eighth in the AL with a .211 opponents batting average.

Sanchez ended the 2013 season with an American League best 2.57 ERA after signing a five-year, $80 million deal with the Tigers in Dec. 2012. He has continued to be a strong performer for the team in 2014, with a 2.63 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 82 innings pitched.

Sanchez's next start will likely be on July 5 against Tampa Bay. First pitch is scheduled for 4:08 PM at Comerica Park.

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