MLB teams launched an offensive attack during Tuesday’s round of games that hadn’t been seen in 129 years.
Twelve teams scored in double figures as three games ended 11-10 on the same day for the first time in major league history. Those games included the San Francisco Giants beating the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Mets beating the Chicago White Sox, and the Kansas City Royals narrowly defeating the Detroit Tigers.
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The Chicago Cubs scored 17 runs against the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Atlanta Braves 16-13.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins won their games 10-3. And the Cleveland Guardians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1.
The 12 teams in double figures tied for second with runs in double figures in one day, which last occurred on May 30, 1884. It trails only the 13 teams that scored in double figures on July 4. 1884, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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There were 15 official matches on Tuesdays. The Giants and Reds wrapped up a Monday night game that was called off due to weather.
There were 24 games on May 30, 1884. There were three major leagues at the time: the National League, the American Association, and the Union Association.
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On July 4, 1884, there were 12 teams playing in the National League, but each team played a doubleheader.
Associated Press contributed to this report.