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Did you know? ALCS Game 1: DET 1, BOS 0

A look at some notable facts and figures from the Detroit Tigers' 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Miguel Cabrera has now reached safely in 30 straight postseason games with the Tigers, extending his Major League record.

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Anibal Sanchez became the second pitcher in postseason history to strike out four in one inning and first since Chicago Cubs right-hander Orval Overall in Game 5 of the 1908 World Series against Detroit. Sanchez is the first Detroit pitcher to do so in any game.

• Detroit is the first team in postseason history to have no-hitters in back-to-back games through five innings.

• Sanchez became the first pitcher to exit a postseason game while throwing a no-hitter in the sixth inning or later.

• Sanchez is the first starting pitcher to record 12 strikeouts and six walks in a playoff game since Washington Senators right-hander Walter Johnson did so in 12 innings pitched against the New York Giants in Game 1 of the 1924 World Series.

• The Red Sox's 17 strikeouts were a franchise-most in postseason play.

• Sanchez joins Indians right-hander Charles Nagy as only pitchers in playoff history with at least 12 strikeouts in no more than six innings pitched. Nagy did so in Game 4 of the AL Division Series in 1996.

• The Red Sox were shut out at home in a postseason game for the first time since Game 6 of the 1918 World Series vs. the Cubs.

• It was the second time a no-hitter was broken up in the ninth inning during the postseason. Yankees right-hander Bill Bevens lost his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning on a walk-off double in a 3-2 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series.

• In the past two years, Sanchez has not allowed a run over 13 innings in the ALCS while striking out 19. He's the first pitcher in Tigers history to have two scoreless starts in the ALCS.

• Detroit's pitchers recorded 17 strikeouts, a franchise record in the postseason, besting by one a record they just set in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the A's on Oct. 4.

• Sanchez is the first pitcher with at least 12 strikeouts and six walks in six innings without allowing a hit since Nolan Ryan on Sept. 28, 1974, against the Twins. It was Ryan's third career no-hitter.

• Saturday's game was the longest nine-inning, 1-0 game in postseason history at three hours and 56 minutes, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• Along with the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Dodgers on Saturday, it's the first day in postseason history with two 1-0 games.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for

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