DETROIT -- Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker and Chet Lemon never did it. Neither did Ron LeFlore during his heyday with the Tigers. The way Austin Jackson is going, his streak of consecutive games with a run scored is approaching record territory.
Not since Johnny Groth 61 years ago has a Tigers player scored a run in 13 straight games until Jackson continued his streak by reaching on an error and scoring on a Miguel Cabrera groundout in the first inning of Monday's series opener against the Angels.
According to baseball-reference.com, whose records go back to 1918, Doc Cramer holds the longest streak by a Tigers player in that stretch, scoring a run in 16 consecutive games from Aug. 30 to Sept. 17, 1944. Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg had a 15-game streak in 1940. Charlie Gehringer, Pete Fox and Al Wingo had 14-game streaks.
Jackson is hitting .316 (18-for-57) over the course of the streak. Add in seven walks, and he has reached base safely 25 times, scoring 15 runs.