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Tigers scored in all eight offensive innings in 11-5 win against Rockies

The Detroit Tigers pulled off a rare team offensive feat on Saturday night. In all eight of their offensive innings - they were the home team and won 11-5 - Detroit plated at least one run, becoming only the fifth team to score in every inning in the last 35 years.

Here's how the scoring broke down

FIRST INNING — 1 run

Miguel Cabrera grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rajai Davis scored,

SECOND INNING — 1 run

Alex Avila singled to first, J.D. Martínez scored

THIRD INNING — 1 run

• Miguel Cabrera homered to deep center

FOURTH INNING — 2 runs

• Alex Avila doubled to left, Nick Castellanos scored

Eugenio Suarez singled to center, Alex Avila scored

FIFTH INNING — 3 runs

Víctor Martínez homered to deep left, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera scored

SIXTH INNING — 1 run

• Ian Kinsler singled to shortstop (infield hit), Eugenio Suárez scored

SEVENTH INNING — 1 run

• J.D. Martínez homered to deep right

EIGHTH INNING — 1 run

• Rajai Davis singled to shallow right center, Alex Avila scored

The most recent occurrence in MLB happened on April 29, 2006 when the New York Yankees scored in all eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, winning 17-6.

Ironically, the Colorado Rockies have done it twice. On May 5, 1999 they scored in all nine innings against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. On Sept 24, 2001, they did it against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. You'd think if it was going to happen anywhere, Coors Field would be the most likey place, so in some ways it's surprising it hasn't happened there more than once.

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As for Detroit's performance, it was a balanced attack with all nine starters collecting at least one hit, eight different starters scoring a run, and seven collecting at least one RBI. Rajai Davis, Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila led the way with three hits and Victor Martinez's three-run homer was obviously the biggest hit of the game.

It was the type of the performance that makes a manager's job very easy. But even as the runs piled up, Detroit skipper Brad Ausmus didn't realize he was witnessing such a rare feat.

From MLB.com:

"You know, I actually didn't realize it until they put it up on the board," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Pretty much everybody hit. Everyone contributed in some fashion. It was nice to see."

It didn't hurt that they were facing Colorado's league-worst pitching staff, but it would actually be more concerning if they didn't take advantage of the matchup. Now they'll hope this game and this series serves as a launching point for more consistent offense down the stretch. Even with a rotation that now boasts Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez and newly acquired David Price, it doesn't matter a bit if the offense can't produce.

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