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Tigers set mark for singles without extra-base hit

Tigers set mark for singles without extra-base hit

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Tigers set mark for singles without extra-base hit

BOSTON -- Not since Ty Cobb's first full year in the big leagues had the Tigers had so many singles and no extra bases in a postseason game.

While Thursday's Game 5 of the American League Championship Series showed the Tigers hitting again, they hit nothing but singles -- 10 of them, setting a new team postseason record for singles in a game without an extra-base hit.

The previous Tigers mark was nine, in Game 1 of the 1907 World Series. That contest ended after 12 innings in a 3-3 tie. Davy Jones and Sam Crawford had three each, Boss Schmidt had two and Germany Schaefer had one. Cobb, then a fresh-faced 20-year-old center fielder, went 0-for-5.

The Tigers still fell well shy of the Major League record for hits in a postseason game without an extra-base hit. The 1917 White Sox churned out 14 singles in Game 2 of the World Series, a mark matched by the Orioles in Game 2 of the 1971 Fall Classic.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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