Originally written on Metta Chronicles  |  Last updated 11/20/14
On this day in 2007, the baseball world saw a beating like it had never seen before. The Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, setting a record for the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history. The Rangers trailed, 3-0, then scored, to the shock of even their own fans, 30 unanswered runs. It was the first time since 1900, thought of as the beginning of the “modern era”, that a team had scored 30 runs. It was also the largest margin of victory in the modern era. The Rangers made sweeped the series with a 9-7 win in the second game. Brad Wilkerson, the only Texas player who played and did not have a hit in the 30-run game, drove home the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly. At the end of the night, two games were played and the Rangers set an AL record for most runs in a day by scoring 39. The major league record for run scoring one one day is held by Boston of the NL, who beat Cincinnati 18-3 and 25-8 (43 total runs) on Aug. 21, 1894. The end of the night had these final numbers for the Rangers: 40 hits and 13 walks in 92 official at-bats. Ian Kinsler came to the plate 13 times in the doubleheader. Rookie David Murphy had six hits. Rookie Travis Metcalf had eight RBIs. Texas finished the season 75-87, last place in the AL West.
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