The White Sox and Yankees each hung up an 8-spot in the second inning at Yankee Stadium. The 16 combined runs shattered the previous high for total runs in the second inning by two.
The old record was 14 and it was done three times, most recently by the Indians (6) and White Sox (8) on September 2, 2001. Chicago won that game 19-10.
The most runs scored in any one inning is 19 by Washington (14) and Baltimore (5) of the American Association in the first inning on June 17, 1891. Washington would win the game 20-19. That Washington squad gave up 1066 runs in just 139 games.
The winning pitcher for that day was Kid Carsey, who would finish the season with a record of 14-37. Kid was actually a 20-year old rookie and he would pitch in the majors through 1901.
Today's starters were non-kid Roger Clemens and Jon Garland.
Cleveland (13) and Boston (6) combined for 19 runs on April 10, 1977 at Fenway Park. Cleveland won the game 19-9. Dave LaRoche got the win despite retiring just one batter and giving up three runs. Tom Buskey, who finished the game for Cleveland, gave up three runs in two innings.