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Ian Kinsler

Sanchez, Tigers sluggish in 5-2 loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. They arrived here bleary and beaten. Losers in lopsided fashion on Sunday night in Boston, the Tigers hopped off their flight in western Florida around 5 a.m. Monday morning and hopped into bed sometime later. They have yet to wake up. In the latest chapter of a crucial week before the July 31 trade deadline, Anibal Sanchez looked sluggish and the Tigers' offense slept through the first game of a three-game series against the Rays in a 5-2 loss at Tropicana Field. It was a struggle from the start for Sanchez, who threw 24 pitches in the first inning, walked two and was checked out by team trainer Kevin Rand. He stayed in the game, allowing a run each in the...