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Tigers set record in win over Twins

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 DETROIT (AP) -- Shane Greene and the Detroit Tigers set the modern AL record for the longest shutout streak to start a season, extending their string to 24 innings while beating the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on a rainy Thursday. After the start was delayed by rain for over 3 1/2 hours, new Twins manager Paul Molitor's team dropped to 0-3. And when Minnesota scored its lone run in the seventh, it was unearned. Detroit broke the AL mark of 22 innings set by the 1947 Chicago White Sox, STATS said. The longest such streak in the majors since 1912 is 32 innings by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals. Greene (1-0) gave up four hits in eight innings and struck out five. Kyle Gibson (0-1) allowed six runs on eight hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings.

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