Holy prison movie, Batman. The Orioles led the Rangers 3-0 after three innings last night. Then the Rangers went to the no-huddle, notching innings of 5, 9, 10, and 6 runs before the dust settled on a 30-3 blowout that broke the modern-day record for runs in a game by one team.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez both hit two home runs while going 4-for-6 with 7 RBI — not bad production from the 8th and 9th hitters in your lineup. Meanwhile, Travis Metcalf and Marlon Byrd both hit grand slams. Definitely the kind of mind-boggling game where I could just sit and stare at the box score for a while to digest it all. At least I could if I didn't have all this porn to look at.
Other MLB scores: Sorry kids, but the modern-day scoring record trumps the impressive Dice-K performance: Red Sox fail to score runs, though, and B.J. Upton's 2-run shot is enough as Rays win… Brandon Webb's scoreless inning streak halted at 42, but he still gets the win in D-Backs' 3-2 victory… With Chris Young headed back to the DL, Jake Peavy stepped up, allowing two run in six innings in the Padres' 7-5 win over the Mets.