Tigers set AL record for scoreless innings to open season

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Tigers set AL record for scoreless innings to open season
Thursday April 9th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers set a modern-day American League record by opening the season by throwing 24 straight scoreless innings. 

The streak is the third-longest to open a season in MLB history. According to the Associated Press, the longest such streak was 32 innings by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963.

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The Tigers shutout the Minnesota Twins 4-0 and 11-0 in their first two games. Thursday's game opened with Detroit throwing six straight scoreless innings before giving up its first run of the season. The run was unearned.

Detroit swept the series 3-0 behind a 7-1 win on Thursday. Shane Greene got the win, while David Price and Anibal Sanchez picked up wins in the first two games. 

- Molly Geary

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