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Aug 4, 2014 12:37 AM by Greg Smith

Sanchez fans 12, Tigers blank Rockies for sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Anibal Sanchez struck out 12, Victor Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers finished off a weekend sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-0 victory Sunday.

Sanchez (8-5) became the third straight Tigers starter to dominate the Rockies, allowing only two hits in seven innings.

In the three-game sweep, Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello and Sanchez combined for a 1.57 ERA with 27 strikeouts and two walks in 23 innings.

Joba Chamberlain allowed one hit in the eighth. Joakim Soria, who put up a 27.00 ERA in his first three outings with Detroit, gave up a leadoff single to Josh Rutledge in the ninth before retiring the next three batters.

Jorge De Le Rosa (11-7) gave up four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. All six hits came with two outs.

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