Major League Baseball’s Historic Tuesday
Bottom 10, bases loaded, nobody out. Austin Jackson rips a ball down the right field line just bouncing fair and the Mariners beat the Orioles 6-5 in a walk-off. It was the fourth walk-off of the day for major league baseball, but that's not what made Tuesday historic.
All 30 teams played Tuesday, and while that's not unusual, what is unusual is that all 15 home teams won for the first time ever in Major League history.
The MLB has had 30 teams since Arizona and Tampa Bay were added back in 1998. The last time home teams have swept a day of baseball was May 23, 1914 when 12 home teams were victorious out of a possible 12.
Some stats from the Elias Sports Bureau: Home teams went 15-0, outscored their opponents 80-32 and won the ERA battle by a hefty margin 1.94 to 4.90 on Tuesday.
Just to run down the list of games for your convenience here they all are.
Oakland 2, Toronto 4
New York Yankees 4, Cleveland 5 in 16 innings
Colorado 0, New York Mets 4
Boston 4, Miami 5 in 10 innings
Atlanta 0, Tampa Bay 2
Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 6
Detroit 1, Kansas City 6
LA Angels 0, Chicago White Sox 3
Texas 2, Minnesota 3 in walk-off fashion
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 4
Philadelphia 1, Arizona 13
Baltimore 5, Seattle 6 in 10 innings
Washington 0, LA Dodgers 5
Cincinnati 6, San Diego 11
Houston 1, San Francisco 3