Five weeks ago, the Yankees scored seven runs in both the seventh and eighth innings of their comeback win over the Red Sox. The VORG pounced on the curiosity, and discovered that the Yanks nearly set a major league record, as explained here:
But seven isn’t quite the record . . . we’ve had an “8″:
May 5, 2001: The Cubs took an ordinary 4-1 game with the Dodgers and turned it into a 20-1 blitzing with eight-spots in the 7th and 8th innings. . . .
So, it appears the Yanks DID set a modern-day Major League record for the highest “same run” total scored in consecutive innings by a road team (for what that is worth).
So tonight, the Seattle Mariners, who came in batting .228 and averaging less than 3.8 runs per game, put up consecutive eight-run innings in the second and third against the Rangers.
Thus, the Mariners have set a modern-day American League record for the highest “same run” total scored in consecutive innings (home or road), as well as the Major League record for a road team.