Bits: Jonathan Sanchez strikes out 12 

September, 17, 2010
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San Francisco Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez struck out 12 Los Angeles Dodgers over seven strong innings Thursday, winning his 11th game. Sanchez continues to aid fantasy owners, and this is a career high in wins, but maybe one of these years the flamethrower can win 15 or more games.

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jake Westbrook shut down the San Diego Padres over eight shutout innings Thursday, but it was only his second win in nine starts with the NL club. Westbrook has pitched well for the Cardinals, with eight quality starts and a 3.26 ERA; with the Cleveland Indians he posted a 4.65 ERA. Where Westbrook pitches in 2011 is critical to his success.