Sanchez entered Saturday with 13 hits in his past 38 at-bats (.342) with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Sanchez caught Lincecum in his last start Monday. Lincecum allowed one run and two hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 4-2 victory against Atlanta, and Sanchez went 2-for-4 and scored a run.
• Bochy on having Tony La Russa in the National League West as Arizona's new chief baseball officer: "He'll bring a lot of knowledge, experience. It seems like this was something he really wanted, to get with a ballclub. I'm happy for him that he's got something that it seemed like he'd been looking for, so good for him."
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