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Stat of the Day: Scoring double-digit runs in a game

Sep 5, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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I watched my beloved Twins bludgeon the White Sox for 18 runs last night and it got me thinking about teams scoring double-digit runs.

For instance, this season the Twins rank fourth among all MLB teams in games with double-digit runs scored with 13, yet they rank just 13th in overall runs per game. Minnesota is 13-0 when scoring double-digit runs, but in all other games the Twins are 43-80 while averaging 3.6 runs per game.

Via the indispensable Baseball-Reference play index, here are the MLB leaders in double-digit run games:

Rangers      18
Red Sox      15
Cardinals    14
Twins        13
Angels       12

Texas leads baseball with 18 double-digit run games and the Rangers are 18-0 in those games. Boston ranks second with 15 such games … and the Red Sox have lost twice while scoring double-digit runs. At the other end of the spectrum the Royals have the fewest double-digit run games with two, followed by the Marlins and Padres with three.

And overall this season teams that score 10 or more runs in a game are 229-11.

  1. The Common Man - Sep 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    And with that, Aaron has proven that it is indeed a good for a club’s overall record to score 10 runs in a game or, if possible, even more.

    • 18thstreet - Sep 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      This is the standard football analysis that I read. Team X has a 6-1 record if they score 27 points or more.

      The lesson: try to score at least 27 points.

    • cktai - Sep 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Yes fascinating research. I am waiting for the next research that will show the number of games won by teams who score at least 1 run more than the opposition.

  2. spudatx - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    The Twins like to challenge themselves by scoring double digits with as few extra base hits as possible.

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