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Atlanta Braves Pitcher Anibal Sanchez Lost $100,000 In Jewelry To Burglars During Game Vs LA Dodgers

By Fitzgerald Cecilio
on Jun 12, 2018 08:59 AM EDT
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Anibal Sanchez
Anibal Sanchez was on the mound against the Dodgers when the incident happened in his hotel room in downtown Los Angeles. Sources said Sanchez lost around $100,000 worth of jewelry to burglars. (Photo : Keith Allison | Wikimedia Commons)

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez lost around $100,000 worth of jewelry to burglars, who broke into his hotel room while he was pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

According to celebrity website TMZ, Sanchez was on the mound against the Dodgers when the incident happened at a hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Initial reports indicated that there was no forced entry into Sanchez's room.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that among those stolen from Sanchez was four watches. Police are still investigating the incident.

The 34-year-old Sanchez signed a minor-league deal with the Braves worth $2.5 million in the summer. Previously, Sanchez played 5 ½ seasons with the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander also suited up for the Florida/Miami Marlins for 6 ½ seasons.

In his career, Sanchez played 290 games with 267 starts. As a starter, Sanchez has a record of 92-94 with an ERA of 4.06. Sanchez's best season came in 2013 with the Tigers when he finished the season with a 14-8 mark. In his last season with the Tigers, Sanchez had a 3-7 mark with a career-worst ERA of 6.41.

Sanchez Leads Braves to Victory

Sanchez pitched 5 1/3 strong innings to lead the Braves to a 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. Sanchez allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts as he improved his season record to 2-0 in five starts for the Braves.

Tyler Flowers powered the Braves' offense with three RBIs on two hits, while Nick Markakis and Charlie Culberson each drove in a run for the Braves. Alex Wood (1-5) took the loss after yielding four runs on nine hits with no walk and six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

Dodgers Take Three-Game Series

In Sunday's finale, the Dodgers took the three-game series after a 7-2 win behind Max Muncy's third home run of the series. Ross Stripling earned the win after giving up just two runs on four hits with no walk and six strikeouts in 6 2/3 frames for the Dodgers.

Sean Newcomb was saddled with the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings for the Braves, who got homers from Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman.

Currently, the Braves are tied with the Washington Nationals for the National League East lead with a 37-28 record. The Dodgers, for their part, are tied for second with the San Francisco Giants in the NL West with identical 33-32 records.

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