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What is the most runs scored in an MLB game?
The Texas Rangers scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles August 22, 2007. In a 30-3 win over the Orioles, Texas actually trailed 3-0 in the 4th inning. The Rangers lineup then erupted for five runs in the fourth inning before scoring nine runs in the sixth. Already leading 14-3, Texas put up 10 runs in the 8th inning and then six more in the 9th, finishing with the most runs ever in an MLB game. Seven of the eight batters contributed at least one RBI, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez finished with a team-high seven RBIs. Below you can find some of the highest MLB totals ever by a single team.
Most runs scored in an MLB game
- 29 – Atlanta Braves over Miami Marlins next September 9, 2020
- 29 – Chicago White Sox over Kansas City A’s April 23, 1955
- 29 – Boston Red Sox over St. Louis Browns on June 8, 1950
- 28 – Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox July 22, 2022
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What is the highest MLB score ever?
The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies scored 49 more runs August 25, 1992, in the highest scoring game in MLB history. Chicago delivered two innings of double-digit runs, scoring 10 runs in the 2nd inning and 14 runs in the 4th. As for the Cubs, they scored in the 2nd (three), 3rd (two), 4th (one), 5th (3), 8th (eight) and 9th (six) innings. Cubs shortstop Charlie Holocher finished with a game-high six RBI. Incredibly, the greatest MLB game ever lasted only 3 hours and 1 minute. We probably won’t see any team challenge baseball’s highest-scoring game ever.
What is the most runs scored in an MLB inning?
The Boston Red Sox scored 17 runs in the 7th inning against the Detroit Tigers on June 18, 1953, the most runs scored in an MLB inning. Boston held a slim 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning at Fenway Park. He then erupted for 17 runs, with Tigers relievers Steve Gromek (nine), Dick Welk (four) and Earl Harrist (four) charged with all 17 earned runs in that historic inning. Incredibly, only one home run – Dick Gernert’s three-run shot – was hit in the 17-run inning.
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How many runs are scored in an average MLB game?
Major League Baseball averaged 4.28 runs per game during the 2022 MLB season (Baseball references). By comparison, MLB averaged 4.53 runs per game in 2021 and 4.65 runs per game in 2020. Since the 2000 season, there has not been an MLB season with an average of five or more runs per game (5.08).
Has an MLB team ever scored in every inning?
Twenty MLB teams have scored a run in every inning of a game in Major League Baseball history. The Chicago White Sox were the last MLB team to score in every inning, hitting the September 12, 2016, against the Cleveland Guardians. Since Chicago was playing at home, they didn’t have a chance to hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.
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