For your consideration:
The last time the Tigers lost a postseason game by the score of 10-1, it also came in a Game 4 – of the 1968 World Series. The Tigers won Game 5 at Tiger Stadium, 5-3, behind Mickey Lolich.
They also won Games 6 and 7, in case you’d forgotten.
In Game 1 of the 1945 World Series, the Tigers were defeated, as they were Tuesday night, by nine runs. In Game 2, Virgil Trucks beat the Cubs 4-1.