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Sanchez tosses 2-hit shutout for Tigers

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:05 AM Detroit, MI ( - Anibal Sanchez pitched a two-hitter for his seventh career shutout in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park on Monday night.

Sanchez (5-7) struck out seven with no walks and retired the final 16 batters he faced.

"He was kind of up and down, hot and cold for a while," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said about Sanchez. "Last couple of starts have been good."

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double for the Tigers and J.D. Martinez homered in a third consecutive game, launching a two-run shot.

Cincinnati starting pitcher Jon Moscot left in the first inning with a dislocated left shoulder.

"It's tough. The kid has worked his tail off to get this opportunity," said Cincinnati manager Bryan Price.

Making his third MLB start and first on the road, Moscot faced just three batters before suffering the injury while applying a tag during a rundown.

Anthony Gose was on second base with one out when Cabrera hit a comebacker that was snared by Moscot, who chased Gose back to second. The 23- year-old righty dived and placed the tag on Gose as he slid into and then past the bag at second.

Moscot, who landed hard on his left shoulder, was replaced by right-hander Pedro Villarreal (0-1), who gave up three hits in 3 1/3 innings.

An error led to the first Detroit run. Yoenis Cespedes lined a two-out double off Villarreal in the fourth. Martinez then hit a grounder to third baseman Todd Frazier, whose errant throw to first allowed Cespedes to score.

The Tigers increased their lead with a four-run sixth against Nate Adcock, who walked the first two batters. Cabrera then doubled to left field and scored on a one-out blast to right-center field by Martinez.

Cespedes added an RBI single in the seventh.

Game Notes

Cespedes extended his hitting streak to nine games ... The Reds announced that shortstop Zack Cozart had surgery Monday morning to repair two torn ligaments and a tendon in his right knee. He faces 7-to-9 months of rehabilitation ... The Reds recalled Villarreal from Triple-A Louisville on Monday to take the roster spot of reliever Tony Cingrani, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.