The White Sox scored a run in every inning last night

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Last month Bill wrote a post noting just how rare it was for a team to score a run in every inning of the game. He was inspired to do so by the Brewers accomplishing the feat against the Braves. Welp, it happened again last night.

The White Sox put 11 runs on the Indians. It wasn’t even the most runs scored by a winning team last night, but they spread their scoring out nicely:

  • 1st Jose Abreu grounded out to shortstop scoring Adam Eaton;
  • 2nd Omar Narvaez hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Avisail García;
  • 3rd Abreu doubled to left, scoring Tim Anderson;
  • 4th García homered;
  • 4th Anderson singled to left, Narvaez scored;
  • 5th Narvaez struck out swinging but reached on a passed ball and Abreu scored;
  • 6th Eaton homered;
  • 7th Tyler Saladino doubled in García;
  • 7th Eaton hit an infield single, scoring Saladino;
  • 8th Todd Frazier homered

There was no ninth inning scoring because the Sox were the home team, of course. I’m not sure if that counts in the “scored in every inning” records, but I’m gonna say it does because it was cool. If it does, it was the 17th time that has ever happened in a big league game, which is a lot rarer than you’d think. As Bill noted last month, it’s happened fewer times than perfect games have been thrown.

Will fans be allowed to attend MLB playoff games?

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After a condensed 60-game regular season, the MLB playoffs kicked off this week with an usual 16-team format that you can read more about below, but one of the many questions on everyone’s mind is whether or not fans will be allowed to attend MLB playoff games.

Will fans be allowed to go to MLB playoff games?

There have been no spectators at any games this season but MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful that fans will be able to attend the National League Championship Series and World Series Games. Both will take place in Texas which has been one of the few states allowing spectators to attend events this year.

“We are pressing ahead to have fans in Texas with a ticket sales announcement expected soon,” said Manfred to reporters at USA Today Sports. “One of the most important things to our game is the presence of fans. Starting down the path of having fans in stadiums, and in a safe and risk-free environment, is very, very important to our game.’’

Earlier this month, the Dallas Cowboys allowed over 21,000 fans into AT&T Stadium for the home opener. However, the MLB is still waiting for approval from Texas government officials. ALCS and NLCS games are expected to begin on October 11 and 12, respectively.

Below is the format and locations for each round. Unlike the regular season, there will be a bubble setup for each series in the postseason with the exception of the Wild Card round. Click here for the MLB schedule and scoreboard.

MLB Playoffs Format

Wild Card Series (Best-of-three): September 29 – October 2

All games will be held at the higher seed’s ball park.

American League

No. 1 Rays vs. No. 8 Blue Jays
No. 2 Athletics vs. No. 7 White Sox
No. 3 Twins vs. No. 6 Astros
No. 4 Cleveland vs. No. 5 Yankees

National League

No. 1 Dodgers vs. No. 8 Brewers
No. 2 Braves vs. No. 7 Reds
No. 3 Cubs vs. No. 6 Marlins
No. 4 Padres vs. No. 5 Cardinals

Division Series (Best-of-five): October 5 -10

The American League Division Series will be contested at Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The National League Division Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and Minute Maid Park in Houston.

League Championship Series (Best-of-seven): October 11-18

The American League Championship Series will be held at Petco Park in San Diego while the National League Championship Series will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

World Series (Best-of-seven): October 20-28

The World Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Home field advantage will go to the team with the best regular-season record.

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