Giants can't pick up Sanchez
Lefty no-hits Detroit for five frames, allows homer in eighth
SAN FRANCISCO -- The buzz that Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez generated Tuesday night with his early bid for a no-hitter yielded to the hum of Detroit Tigers home runs flying out of AT&T Park.Detroit thumped the Giants, 5-1, and "thumped" is the key term. After Sanchez no-hit the Tigers for five innings, they bunched nine hits into the final four innings, scoring in three of them. Two of the hits were home runs by Ryan Raburn and Marcus Thames that would have been tape-measure jobs back in the Mickey Mantle era when using such implements to measure long balls was popular.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.