Anibal to get extra rest; Fister moved up

Anibal to get extra rest; Fister moved up

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anibal Sanchez will have a little extra time to work out the kinks before his next start with Detroit.

Sanchez's rest initially set him up to make his next start on Sunday against the Orioles. But manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers will move Doug Fister up to Sunday. Sanchez's next outing will be pushed back to next Wednesday vs. Toronto.

Fister turned in his seventh straight quality start in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the first four starts for Sanchez in a Detroit uniform haven't gone well. He is 1-3 with a 7.97 ERA since being acquired from the Marlins last month. Too many pitches left up in the strike zone continue to plague him.

"I try to keep the ball down," Sanchez said. "That's the key for every pitcher ... I just have to keep working on that."