While chicks dig the long ball, those that call themselves the ‘real’ baseball fans get a tingle up their leg every time a player drops down a bunt.

For National League enthusiasts and those that hate the designated hitter, there is nothing more exciting in baseball than the sacrifice bunt, the hit-and-run and the holiest of holies, the suicide squeeze.

The so-called ‘purists’ of the game must have been orgasmic watching Friday night’s game as the Jays bunted five times, which for a team that has the reputation of living and dying by the home run, must have been some sort of record.

It turns out that of the five Blue Jays bunts just two were called by manager John Gibbons — both of them in the second inning.

With a runner on second and nobody out, Josh Thole was asked to drop down a sac bunt, and he did moving Munenori Kawasaki to third.

With Ryan Goins at the plate, Gibbons called for a suicide squeeze and it worked like a charm as Goins dropped it down the third-base line, scoring Kawasaki with the game’s first run.

Tigers starter, Anibal Sanchez, fumbled picking up Goins bunt, recovered, but fired too late to first leaving Goins safe and with an infield single to boot.

The next three bunts by the Jays were all done on their own. Colby Rasmus bunted for a single in the third with the infield shifted around to the right; Kawasaki dropped a sac bunt on his own moving Rasmus to second; and finally, Jose Reyes was thrown out at first attempting to bunt for a single in the sixth.

Combined, the five bunts produced two runs, Goins eventually coming around to score in the second but only because Sanchez fumbled the ball on the suicide squeeze.