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A true oddity: all AL games feature five in final scores

May 8, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners Getty Images

Too bad it didn’t happen three days ago on 5/5.

All seven American League games Sunday featured one team or the other scoring five runs. The A’s, Rays, Tigers and White Sox all won while scoring five, while the Indians, Rangers and Twins lost with that number of runs.

STATS did the research and said it’s the first time such a thing has happened on a day with a full schedule since Aug. 10, 1993, when all seven National League games featured a team scoring two runs.

Any numerologists out there with any idea of what it all means?

(And we’ll go with Paul Konerko for the pic, in honor of his 5-for-5 day against the Mariners.)

  1. Brian Murphy - May 9, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Numbers fascination like this is what makes baseball so gloriousk.

    • Brian Murphy - May 9, 2011 at 12:24 AM

      How’d that k get in there? Argh.

  2. qcubed3 - May 9, 2011 at 2:16 AM

    And in honor of Paulie’s White Sox, 5 also happens to be their win total for the year . . .

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