The Texas Rangers scored 30 runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday afternoon to set a modern day record and American League record.
After falling behind 3-0 in the third inning, the Rangers proceeded to score five runs in the fourth inning, nine runs in the sixth, ten runs in the eighth and six runs in the ninth. Their 29 hits were the most since the 1992 Brewers combined for 31.
Ramon Vazquez blasted a three-run home run in the top of the fourth and another three-run shot in the ninth, Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam in the sixth, rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and Travis Metcalf hit the team's second grand slam of the day in the eighth inning.
Starter Daniel Cabrera surrendered six runs over five, reliever Brian Burres gave up eight runs in 0.2 innings, Rob Bell did not fair any better as he gave up seven runs in 1.1 innings and journeyman Paul Shuey took the brunt of the Rangers offensive onslaught as he surrendered nine runs over two innings.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Posted by David Kaye at 6:22 PM