Settling the Scores: Tueday’s results

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166 runs were scored across Major League Baseball on Tuesday night, an average of 5.5 runs per team. We noted on Monday that offense, mostly because of home runs, is up again this season, but teams are still averaging under 4.5 runs per game, so Tuesday’s offense was quite the outlier.

The Athletics and Giants were the big contributors, combining for 24 runs in a 13-11 victory for the visiting A’s. Unsurprisingly, a game at Coors Field also featured high octane offenses with the Blue Jays pulling out a 14-9 win over the Rockies. The first place Orioles’ offense remained red hot, beating the Padres 11-7 for their sixth consecutive win and their seventh consecutive game scoring five or more runs.

The focus on Tuesday night wasn’t supposed to be on the bats, however. Lucas Giolito made his major league debut against the Mets, but it was sadly cut short by rain. He tossed four shutout innings, allowing just one hit — a bloop single to Curtis Granderson to lead off the game — and two walks with one strikeout. The Nats’ bullpen held the fort the rest of the way for a 5-0 shutout win. Expect Giolito to make his second big league start this weekend against the Reds.

Click here for all of Tuesday’s box scores.

Rangers 7, Yankees 1
Nationals 5, Mets 0
Red Sox 8, Rays 2
Cubs 7, Reds 2 (15 innings)
Twins 4, White Sox 0
Dodgers 6, Brewers 5
Astros 7, Angels 1
Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3
Tigers 7, Marlins 5
Indians 5, Braves 3
Cardinals 8, Royals 4
Blue Jays 14, Rockies 9
Mariners 5, Pirates 2
Orioles 11, Padres 7
Athletics 13, Giants 11