Tigers set AL record for shutout streak to open season at 24 innings

DETROIT -- The Tigers set a modern-day American League record Thursday by extending their season-starting shutout streak to 24 innings before Minnesota scored in a 7-1 win for Detroit.

After blanking new Twins manager Paul Molitor's team in the first two games of the season -- started by David Price and Anibal Sanchez -- Shane Greene shut out Minnesota for the first six innings to break the record held by the 1947 Chicago White Sox.

The Tigers topped the previous mark when Greene got through the fifth.

According to STATS, the longest such streak in the majors since 1912 is 32 innings by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.

Minnesota scored in the seventh when Joe Mauer walked and scored on a one-out double by Kennys Vargas and an error by left fielder Yoenis Cespedes.