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.

Padres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series

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The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18, 1929.

The Rockies won Thursday’s game 9-6. The Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning on Tuesday to overcome an 11-5 deficit and ended up winning 16-12 in 12 innings. The Rockies won 14-8 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Rockies brought a 13-10 lead into the ninth inning, but Wade Davis and Jon Gray combined to allow four runs. Kirby Yates held the Rockies scoreless in the bottom half of the ninth to secure the 14-13 win for the Padres. Thanks to two wild comebacks by the Padres, they split the series.

Along with 92 runs, the Padres and Rockies combined for 131 hits of which 17 were home runs. Charlie Blackmon had four hits in the first three games and three hits on Sunday, overall going 15-for-24 with four homers and 10 RBI.