Throughout the rich and legendary history of Major League Baseball there has not been a day of such significant offense in approximately 129 - years. On Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 12 - different MLB franchises scored double - digit run totals. 3 of those games ended with a final score of 11 to 10 on the very same day for the very 1st - time.
Serious Scoring Record
12 - MLB teams tied back on May 30th, 1884, for the 2nd - most day with double - digit runs scored in just one day, trailing only the Major League Baseball overall record of 13 on July 4th, 1894 (Independence Day).
Notable MLB Games from Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
The Chicago Cubs came back to destroy the scoreboard Tuesday night by smashing the Washington Nationals with a final score of 17 to 3, and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted and outplayed the Atlanta Braves as they finished their contest with a final score of 16 to 13.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Mets beat the Chicago White Sox, and the Kansas City Royals snuck by the Detroit Tigers, all with the final score of 11 to 10. References have stated that that same score has never occurred a total of 3 - times on the same day before in the history of Major League Baseball either.
Last Tuesday, 4 - games in which both of the teams in the match up scored double - digit runs matched the MLB record from only July 4th, 1894 and July 9th, 1898, according to the long - standing history books of the MLB.
Most MLB Teams With 10 or more Runs in a Single Day (MLB History)
- July 4, 1894 13
- July 18, 2023 12
- May 30, 1884 12
- September 1, 1890 11
- July 4, 1884 11
In the more routine scores of 10 to 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers smoked the Baltimore Orioles as well as the Minnesota Twins beat up the Seattle Mariners.
The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates with a final score of 10 to 1.
The San Diego Padres came up just a little short as they stranded a runner at 2nd - base during the 9th - inning of their 9 to 1 win at Toronto against the Blue Jays on the night of Tuesday, July 18th, 2023.
Every team in the American League Central division of Major League Baseball scored 10 plus runs last Tuesday. Which marks just the 2nd - day in the divisional era (since 1969) that each team in a specific MLB division has scored double - digit runs on the same day. The other occurrence was back on September 15th, 2000, when the American League West division managed to do so.
There were 15 - total MLB baseball match ups on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023, although the completion of the previously suspended San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds contest that counts as Monday, July 17th, 2023 in the Major League Baseball record books.
There was a total of 24 - big - league games way back on May 30th, 1884, a year there just so happened to be 3 - major leagues: the National League, the American Association, and the Union Association too. Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Sox had the first 3 - home run game in Major League Baseball history.
While there was just the 12 - team National League back on July 4th, 1984, every team that day had to play a Fourth of July doubleheader.
“12 MLB teams score in double digits for first time since 1894”, espn.com, Wednesday, July 19, 2023.