29-9 was the score last night and that is not a football score and is the first “Scorigami” (new final score) since 1999. Dating back to 1900, no NL club in history had scored more than 28 runs in a game, passing the 1929 Cardinals, who beat the Phillies, 28-6, on July 6, 1929. The Atlanta Braves’ previous franchise record of 23 runs was set against the Cubs on Sept. 2, 1957.
29 Run Campaigns in History
Only two other games in MLB history have ended with one team having scored 29 runs. The Red Sox’s 29-4 win over the St. Louis Browns on June 8, 1950, and the White Sox’s 29-6 win over the Kansas City A’s on April 23, 1955.
Modern Record for Runs
The Braves fell just one run short of tying the modern record for runs scored in a game when the Rangers defeated the Orioles, 30-3 on Aug. 22, 2007. The all-time NL and MLB record was set on June 29, 1897, when the Chicago Colts (now the Cubs) blew out the Louisville Colonels, 36-7.
Other Unique Stats/Milestones
Adam Duvall of the Braves became the first player in MLB history to hit a 2-run homer, a 3-run homer, and a grand slam in a game in that order. Duvall drove in nine runs becoming the first player since the Nationals’ Mark Reynolds on July 7, 2018, to have a nine-RBI game. It also tied a Braves’ single-game record. This was his second three-homer game in eight days something that had never been done in a Braves uniform. He is also just the second player in NL history to have two three-homer games within 10 days of each other, joining the Cardinals’ Johnny Mize who accomplished the feat on July 13 and 20, 1938.
Eighteen of the Braves’ 29 runs came as a result of home runs. According to Elias, that ties an MLB record for most runs in a game coming via home run.
Marlins are the first modern team to give up 29 more runs in one game than it did in the previous game. This is the most runs the Marlins had allowed in a game in franchise history and their widest margin of defeat. Previously, their record for runs allowed came in a 25-8 loss at Boston on June 27, 2003.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman homered for his 1,500th career hit and collected a career-high six RBIs.