Renteria, a five-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove winner, is known for his game-winning hit that gave the 1997 World Series Championship to the Florida Marlins, managed by Jim Leyland, who is now with the Tigers.
Renteria made his debut with the Marlins in 1996 and has played in 1,788 games with a career average of .291. He's a career .363 hitter at AT&T Park.
Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the inning before Curtis Granderson singled to open the frame.
The Tigers beat the Giants 5-1.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.