Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rangers Beat Orioles 30-3 [David Stefanini]

I didn't make a typo typing in the score. The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game. The Rangers scored five runs in the fourth inning, nine in the sixth, ten in the eighth and six in the ninth. The last time a team scored 30 was when Chicago scored 36 runs in 1897.

Now the most shocking part of this is that Wes Littleton recorded a save. I said that correctly, in a game where the final score was 30-3, a relief pitcher recorded a save. Wes Littleton pitched 3 scoreless innings to record his first save of the season. When Littleton came into the game the score was 14-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf each hit grand slams, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Hernandez both hit two home runs and recorded seven RBI's.

Obviously, we will probably never see something like this happen again. It was 110 years ago when we saw something like this. I doubt anybody reading this was around back then.

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