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MLB History: What Are the Most Runs Scored by a Team in an MLB Game?

The Toronto Blue Jays crushed the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in a 28-5 victory. Where does this rank among the most runs scored in an MLB game? Here's a look back at the most runs scored by a team in a game in MLB history.
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MLB History: What Are the Most Runs Scored by a Team in an MLB Game?

The Boston Red Sox kicked off the second half of their season making history. Not the kind they want to be remembered. Boston allowed the Blue Jays to score 28 runs on Friday night at Fenway Park which is the most allowed by the Red Sox in its 121 year history. This had plenty of people wondering what are the most runs scored in an MLB game by one team? Here's a look back at the best offensive explosions in MLB history.

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What Are the Most Runs in an MLB Game?

Aug. 22, 2007: Texas Rangers, 30 at Baltimore Orioles (3)

What makes this MLB record most impressive is the Rangers were held scoreless through the first three innings. The Rangers put five runs across in the fourth inning beginning their incredible day. The big scoring innings came in the sixth and ninth innings where the Rangers put up crooked numbers. A grand slam by Marlon Byrd capped off a nine run sixth inning. Travis Metcalf hit a grand slam of his own in the eighth inning and Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a two-run home run as part of a 10-run outburst. The Rangers added six more runs in the ninth and they hold the record for the most runs scored in an MLB game by a team today.

Sept. 9, 2020: Atlanta Braves, 29 vs. Miami Marlins (9)

During the 2020 shortened season due to COVID-19 the Braves made history nearly tying the Rangers 30-run mark. Adam Duvall had a huge night hitting three home runs and 9 RBIs. The Braves mashed seven home runs in the game. Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Travis d'Arnaud, and Freddie Freeman all went deep. The 29 runs scored set a National League record.

April 23, 1955: Chicago White Sox, 29 at Kansas City A's (6)

June 8, 1950: Boston Red Sox, 29 vs. St. Louis Browns (4)

The Red Sox scored eight runs in the second inning and poured it on every chance after that. Boston's was powered by two Hall of Famer's Bobby Doerr, who belted three home runs and drove in eight and the great Ted Williams, also hit two homers, driving in five.

July 6, 1929: St. Louis Cardinals, 28 at Philadelphia Phillies (6)

St. Louis scored 10 runs in the first inning. Then they led 13-3 into the fifth inning. The Cardinals exploded for 10 more runs in the fifth before finishing off the Phillies with five more in the eighth.

July 22, 2022: Toronto Blue Jays, 28 at Boston Red Sox (5)

The Blue Jays made history last night joining the short list of now six teams to ever score 28 or more runs in an MLB game.

Raimel Tapia started the party with an inside-the-park grand slam which was the first inside-the-park grand slam in MLB in five years. The Blue Jays were pouring it on prior to that jumping out to an early 6-0 lead and after it was 10-0 Blue Jays. Toronto scored four more in the fourth, 11 in the fifth, 2 in the sixth and 1 in the ninth to set a franchise record for runs (28) and hits (29). The 28 runs allowed set a new franchise record for the Red Sox.

What Is the Most Runs Scored in a Game in MLB History?

On August 25, 1922 the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies combined for an incredible 49 total runs. Both teams scored more than 20 runs. Chicago scored 10 runs in the second inning and 14 runs in the fourth and took a massive 25-6 lead into the fifth inning. Then the Phillies scored 17 runs, 14 of which came between the eighth and ninth innings. Philadelphia trailed 25-6 and almost pulled off an incredible comeback, but fell three runs short of tying the score. The game finished with a final score of 26-23!

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Tom Viera is an experienced betting and fantasy sports writer. Tom brings a vast knowledge of all things NFL, NBA, MLB and soccer to the OddsChecker stable of handicappers.


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