10/13/2013 1:17 A.M. ET
Did you know? ALCS Game 1: DET 1, BOS 0
By Bobby Nightengale / MLB.com
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.
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 MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.