12 MLB teams score in double digits for first time since 1894

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball had a night of offense not seen in 129 years, with 12 teams scoring double-digit runs.

Three games ended 11-10 on the same day for the first time.

Twelve teams tied May 30, 1884, for the second-most with double-digit runs in one day, trailing only 13 on July 4, 1894, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

The Chicago Cubs topped the scoring Tuesday night by routing theWashington Nationals 17-3and Arizonaoutlasted Atlanta16-13.

San Franciscobeat Cincinnati, the New York Metsdefeated the Chicago White Sox and Kansas Cityedged Detroit, all by 11-10. Elias said that score had never occurred three times on the same day.

Four games in which both teams scored double-digit runs matched the record of July 4, 1894, and July 9, 1898, MLB said.

In more mundane 10-3 routs, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat theBaltimore OriolesandMinnesotadefeated Seattle.

Clevelandtopped Pittsburgh10-1.

San Diegofell just short, stranding a runner at second in the ninth inning of a 9-1 victory at Toronto.

Every team in the AL Central scored 10 or more runs Tuesday. That's just the second day in the divisional era (since 1969) that each team in a division has scored double-digit runs on the same day. The other instance was Sep. 15, 2000, when the AL West did so.

There were 15 games Tuesday -- the completion of the suspended Giants-Reds game counts as Monday in the records.

There were 24 games on May 30, 1884, a year there were three major leagues: the National League, the American Association and the Union Association. Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Sox had the first three-homer game in big league history.

While there was just the 12-team NL on July 4, 1984, every team played a Fourth of July doubleheader.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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