NEW YORK — Major League Baseball had an offensive night of its own in 129 years, with 12 teams hitting double-digit runs.
For the first time, three games on the same day ended 11:10.
According to research by the Elias Sports Bureau, on May 30, 1884, twelve teams with double-digit runs in one day ranked second most and on July 4, 1894 they were only 13th.
Four games in which both teams hit double-digit runs equaled records set on July 4, 1894 and July 9, 1898, MLB said.
Every team in AL Central scored 10 or more runs on Tuesday. This is only the second day in the divisional era (since 1969) that every team in a division has hit double-digit runs on the same day. The other incident was September 15, 2000 when the AL West did this.
15 games took place on Tuesday – the conclusion of the suspended Giants-Reds game counts as Monday in the records.
On May 30, 1884, 24 games were held, in one year there were three major leagues: the National League, the American Association and the Union Association. Ned Williamson of the Chicago White Sox had the first three-homer game in Big League history.
While there was only the twelve-team NL on July 4, 1984, each team played a doubles game on July 4th.
ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.