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Anibal Sanchez Shelled; Seth Smith's Homer Left Matt Vasgersian Very Excited

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Anibal Sanchez led the American League in ERA this year. It didn’t matter much in Monday’s ALDS Game 3 start against Oakland in Detroit. The righty coughed up three homers — including two in the fifth inning after the Tigers had tied the score at 3-3.

Sanchez seemed particularly disgusted with himself after Brandon Moss’ laser shot to right with one out made it 4-3.

Despite the reaction, Jim Leyland decided to leave Sanchez in the game. Sanchez then walked Yoenis Cespedes. (Again Leyland kept him in the game). Lefty Seth Smith then lofted a fly ball to left that carried the fence and gave the A’s a 6-3 lead in the fifth.

The homer left MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian excited as it landed in the bullpen.

Meanwhile it quieted the crowd at Comerica Park. [GIF via 8-bit Sports]

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