Season couldn't have started much worse for Molitor, TwinsMinnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, second from right, watches from the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers set a modern-day American League record Thursday by extending their season-starting shutout streak to 24 innings before Minnesota scored.
After blanking new Twins manager Paul Molitor's team in the first two games of the season - started by David Price and Anibal Sanchez - Shane Greene shut out Minnesota for the first six innings to break the record held by the 1947 Chicago White Sox.
The Tigers topped the previous mark when Greene got through the fifth.
According to STATS, the longest such streak in the majors since 1912 is 32 innings by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.
Minnesota scored in the seventh when Joe Mauer walked and scored on a one-out double by Kennys Vargas and an error by left fielder Yoenis Cespedes.