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This one does indeed go to 11 (update)
2008-04-23 18:56
by Bob Timmermann

Bottom of the sixth in Detroit. Tigers lead Texas 7-6.

Detroit - Bottom of 6th SCORE
Jamey Wright pitching for Texas TEX DET
R Santiago walked. 6 7
C Granderson singled to right, R Santiago to second. 6 7
I Rodriguez sacrificed to pitcher, R Santiago to third, C Granderson to second. 6 7
C Guillen doubled to right, R Santiago and C Granderson scored. 6 9
M Ordonez walked. 6 9
M Cabrera homered to right, C Guillen and M Ordonez scored. 6 12
W Littleton relieved J Wright. 6 12
J Jones hit by pitch. 6 12
E Renteria singled to center, J Jones to second. 6 12
B Inge walked, J Jones to third, E Renteria to second. 6 12
R Santiago hit by pitch, J Jones scored, E Renteria to third, B Inge to second. 6 13
C Granderson singled to right, E Renteria and B Inge scored, R Santiago to second. 6 15
I Rodriguez doubled to right, R Santiago scored, C Granderson to third. 6 16
C Guillen hit sacrifice fly to left, C Granderson scored. 6 17
M Ordonez singled to center, I Rodriguez scored. 6 18
M Cabrera flied out to center. 6 18
11 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors

The Tigers sent 15 batters to the plate, but there were only 8 official at bats and the Tigers were 7 for 8 in the inning. I think it was a good thing that Ivan Rodriguez sacrificed early in the inning. If you play for one run, you might just end up with 11.

Detroit added another run in the bottom of the seventh on four walks by Joaquin Benoit. The Tigers finished with 19 runs on 14 hits. In's Play Index, there have been only three prior instances of a team scoring 19 or more runs on 14 or fewer hits, all of them in the NL.

Since the DH rule started in 1973, 13 other AL teams have scored 19 or more runs in a game and still felt the need to sacrifice at least once during the game. Cleveland sacrificed twice in a 1991 game against Oakland in the second inning and they were already ahead 3-1.

In a 1977 game between Cleveland and Boston, the Indians third batter of the inning, Jim Norris (batting 3rd and hitting .545 in the early going) sacrificed. The game was tied 3-3 at the time. Fourteen batters later, Cleveland had scored 13 times against Bill Campbell, Jim Willoughby, Tom House, and Tom Murphy.

2008-04-23 20:31:25
1.   Gagne55
Your post is being partly eaten by the sidebar.
2008-04-23 20:40:52
2.   Bob Timmermann
Hmm, not in my browser. What kind are you using?
2008-04-23 20:43:29
3.   Gagne55
Internet Explorer
2008-04-23 20:43:51
4.   Gagne55
Nevermind. It's fixed now.
2008-04-23 20:44:27
5.   Bob Timmermann
I changed the formatting. The table must not have shown up right in IE.

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