Main League historical past was made Tuesday. Obscure historical past, however historical past nonetheless. A Fashionable Period (since 1900) file 12 groups scored 10-plus runs Tuesday, together with a Fashionable Period file 4 video games by which each groups scored double digits.
The earlier Fashionable Period file was 9 groups with 10-plus runs on Aug. 23, 1998, and July 7, 2004. 13 groups scored 10-plus runs on July 4, 1894, and 12 groups did it on Might 30, 1884. Nonetheless, that was lengthy earlier than the American League and Nationwide League merged to kind what’s now Main League Baseball.
Previous to Tuesday, the one different days with 4 video games by which each groups scored 10-plus runs have been July 4 and July 9 in 1894. The earlier Fashionable Period file was three video games by which each groups scored 10-plus runs on Might 17, 1996, and Might 5, 2000. Listed below are Tuesday’s high-scoring video games:
- Minnesota Twins 10, Seattle Mariners 3 (box score)
- San Francisco Giants 11, Cincinnati Reds 10 (box score)
- Los Angeles Dodgers 10, Baltimore Orioles 3 (box score)
- Cleveland Guardians 10, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (box score)
- New York Mets 11, Chicago White Sox 10 (box score)
- Arizona Diamondbacks 16, Atlanta Braves 13 (box score)
- Chicago Cubs 17, Washington Nationals 3 (box score)
- Kansas City Royals 11, Detroit Tigers 10 (box score)
That D-Backs vs. Braves recreation was one of many season’s most enjoyable video games. The 2 groups mixed for 12 runs within the first inning and a half, with seven lead adjustments within the 9 innings. The highest 4 hitters in Arizona’s lineup — Geraldo Perdomo, Ketel Marte, Corbin Carroll, Christian Walker — went a mixed 10 for 21 with three doubles, a triple, two homers, and 12 RBI.
Offense is up this yr — groups are averaging 4.58 runs per recreation, the very best fee in a 162-game season since 2019 (4.83) — however till this turns into a sample and we see high-scoring video games evening after evening, there is not any cause to suppose Tuesday is something greater than an anomaly. Generally bizarre issues occur in baseball, and also you wind up with a complete bunch of slugfests on the identical evening.
The mixed highest-scoring day in MLB historical past is 222 runs scored on June 10, 1962. A complete of 199 runs have been scored Tuesday. MLB’s final 200-run day was July 1, 2021.