Consecutive Games Scoring Unique Number of Runs

The Red Sox lost 6-4 Wednesday evening, but thanks to friend of the VORG Joey Mallick, we were more disappointed that Boston failed to score either seven runs, or more than nine runs in the game.

You see, a couple of days ago, Mallick pointed out to me that his beloved Sox had scored a different number of runs in eight straight games.   They extended that streak to nine on Tuesday:

Date Tm Opp Runs
Saturday, May 10 BOS @ TEX W 8
Sunday, May 11 BOS @ TEX W 5
Tuesday, May 13 BOS @ MIN L 6
Wednesday, May 14 BOS @ MIN W 9
Thursday, May 15 BOS @ MIN L 3
Friday, May 16 BOS DET L 0
Saturday, May 17 BOS DET L 1
Sunday, May 18 BOS DET L 2
Tuesday, May 20 BOS TOR L 4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/21/2014.

He wanted to know what the record was for the longest streak of games in which a team scored a unique number of runs.  Armed with game logs from Retrosheet, and technical assistance from Matt Foreman and Sky Kalkman, here are the record-holders:

Prior to 1900: 1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms – 14 games, as follows . . .

Gm# Date Tm Opp Runs
77 Thursday, Jul 24 BRO @ CHC 8
78 Friday, Jul 25 BRO @ CHC 3
79 Saturday, Jul 26 BRO @ CHC 10
80 Monday, Jul 28 BRO @ CLV 4
81 Tuesday, Jul 29 BRO @ CLV 12
82 Wednesday, Jul 30 BRO @ CLV 15
83 Friday, Aug 1 (1) BRO PIT 7
84 Friday, Aug 1 (2) BRO PIT 20
85 Saturday, Aug 2 BRO PIT 9
86 Monday, Aug 4 BRO PIT 16
87 Wednesday, Aug 6 BRO BSN 6
88 Thursday, Aug 7 BRO BSN 14
89 Saturday, Aug 9 BRO @ NYG 5
90 Monday, Aug 11 BRO @ NYG 0
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Generated 5/21/2014.

1900-1960: 1925 Philadelphia Athletics, also 14 games . . .

Gm# Date Tm Opp Runs
47 Tuesday, Jun 9 PHA DET 4
48 Wednesday, Jun 10 PHA CHW 9
49 Thursday, Jun 11 PHA CHW 5
50 Friday, Jun 12 PHA CHW 1
51 Saturday, Jun 13 PHA CHW 8
52 Sunday, Jun 14 PHA @ CLE 0
53 Monday, Jun 15 PHA CLE 17
54 Tuesday, Jun 16 PHA CLE 12
55 Wednesday, Jun 17 PHA CLE 10
56 Thursday, Jun 18 PHA @ CLE 6
57 Friday, Jun 19 PHA SLB 13
58 Saturday, Jun 20 PHA SLB 11
59 Monday, Jun 22 PHA SLB 2
60 Tuesday, Jun 23 PHA BOS 3
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Generated 5/21/2014.

1961-present: 12 games, done by three teams.  Most recently the 2011 Boston Red Sox . . .

Gm# Date Tm Opp Runs
60 Tuesday, Jun 7 BOS @ NYY 6
61 Wednesday, Jun 8 BOS @ NYY 11
62 Thursday, Jun 9 BOS @ NYY 8
63 Friday, Jun 10 BOS @ TOR 5
64 Saturday, Jun 11 BOS @ TOR 16
65 Sunday, Jun 12 BOS @ TOR 14
66 Tuesday, Jun 14 BOS @ TBR 0
67 Wednesday, Jun 15 BOS @ TBR 3
68 Thursday, Jun 16 BOS @ TBR 4
69 Friday, Jun 17 BOS MIL 10
70 Saturday, Jun 18 BOS MIL 2
71 Sunday, Jun 19 BOS MIL 12
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/21/2014.
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