- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Jon Moscot sized up the play perfectly, fielding Miguel Cabrera’s comebacker to the mound and trapping Detroit runner Anthony Gose between second and third.

After running Gose back to second himself, Moscot made a diving tag for the second out of the first inning, but then he stayed down.

“I’ve been a part of a season here or there where we’ve had a lot of injuries, but never anything like this back-to-back seasons,” Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. “He does everything right, freezes the runner and even makes a diving tag, and now he’s going to be out for a while. That’s really tough to see.”

Moscot had to leave the game with a dislocated left shoulder, and the Reds went on to lose 6-0 to the Tigers on Monday night. Moscot’s seven-pitch outing was the shortest by any starter in baseball this season, and Cincinnati was no match for Anibal Sanchez, who threw a two-hit shutout.

Sanchez (5-7) struck out seven without a walk.

After Moscot dislocated his non-throwing shoulder in his third career start, Pedro Villarreal (0-1) pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief and kept the Reds in the game, but Detroit scored four in the sixth off Nate Adcock.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double and J.D. Martinez added a two-run homer in that inning.

Detroit is still in third place in the AL Central, but an effective Sanchez would be a big help as the Tigers try to win their fifth straight division crown. The Reds managed only two singles off Sanchez, who threw 112 pitches and faced one batter over the minimum.

“He was just great,” Price said. “The one thing we’ve seen with him is that you can try to get him on counts where he has to throw the fastball over the plate, and I’m not sure he ever had to do that against us. He was ahead of every batter and he had command of every pitch. There wasn’t much we could do.”

It was the seventh shutout of Sanchez’s career, but his first complete game since May 24, 2013, when he had a no-hit bid broken up in the ninth inning against Minnesota.

“I think right now more important is the team wins,” Sanchez said. “It’s not about my career or if I threw a complete game last year or two years ago. I think the more important thing is I feel really good, I’m healthy, and I’m going to continue to battle.”

The Tigers opened the scoring with an unearned run in the fourth. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-out double over Brennan Boesch’s head in left. Then Martinez hit a grounder to third that Todd Frazier threw away. The play was scored a single and an error, and Cespedes scored.

After the Tigers added four runs in the sixth, Cespedes hit an RBI single in the seventh to make it 6-0.


Reds C Tucker Barnhart was on deck when Eugenio Suarez fouled a pitch back and hit him. Barnhart was unhurt.

“I’m lucky it hit me in the chest - I didn’t have a chance on that one,” Barnhart said. “I’ll have a bruise, but that’s it.”


Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr’s grandson Chad was honored before the game at the ceremonial first pitch. He has been fighting a pediatric brain tumor.


Reds: Moscot’s injury came on the same day Cincinnati put LHP Tony Cingrani on the DL with a strained left shoulder. That move was retroactive to Sunday. Reds SS Zack Cozart had surgery Monday on his right knee. His rehab is expected to begin Tuesday and will take approximately seven to nine months.

Tigers: Detroit reinstated RP Bruce Rondon (bicipital tendinitis) from the DL and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.


Detroit LHP Kyle Ryan (1-0) faces Cincinnati RHP Michael Lorenzen (1-2) on Tuesday night.

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