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Stat of the night: Tigers pitchers and no-hitters through five innings

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

BOSTON -- The wonderful folks at Elias passed along a pretty neat stat earlier on Sunday:

Notice he timestamp. That was before the start of ALCS Game 2.

You know, before Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. One day after five Tigers pitchers combined to take a no-hitter into the ninth of Game 1. Three days after Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh in ALDS Game 5 against the Athletics.

So, yeah, that stat needs updating now. The Tigers are the first team to hold their opponent hitless through five innings in back-to-back postseason games as well as back-to-back-to-back postseason games. This team ... they've got some good arms, eh?

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