Braves’ 29 races against Marlins, second-most MLB run since 1900


The Atlanta Braves scored 29 points against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, dropping just one point short to tie the Major League record for most points scored in a game.Adam Duvall’s Grand Slam in the seventh inning gave Atlanta a 29-9 lead, which ended up being the final score.

The 29 points are tied for second in a modern-day game (since 1900), just below the Texas Rangers’ 30-point record against the Baltimore Orioles in 2007. The 1955 White Sox and Red Sox from 1950 also scored. 29 races in a match.

A day after being ruled out by the Marlins on four hits, the Braves pulled away. They had 23 hits, including seven home runs, to score the most points in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta since 1900. They broke the old record by six points.

Atlanta followed the Marlins 2-0 before the second inning, when they sent 14 batters to plate and soared for 11 points.

Duvall hit one of the team’s three home runs in the second, knocking out Pablo Lopez from the game. Duvall hit another home run, his 12th, in a six-run fifth and added the slam in Josh Smith’s seventh.

He finished 3-for-4 with three home runs and a franchise record tying nine RBIs.

Freddie Freeman had six runs with three hits, including a two-run homer. Ozzie Albies, who was playing his first game since August 4 after returning from a wrist injury, had three hits, including a homerun. Travis d’Arnaud and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit home runs by three runs.

Freeman’s homerun in the third was his 1,500th career move. Dansby Swanson, who had three hits, Austin Riley and Duvall each scored five points.

The Braves have scored 18 of their 29 home runs, tying the MLB record for most runs scored via home runs in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Lopez (3-4) took the loss after allowing seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings, but the Marlins’ pitching staff’s biggest casualty was reliever Jordan Yamamoto, who gave up 12 earned runs in 2 2. / 3 sleeves. Yamamoto is just the second reliever in the past 70 years to allow 12 earned runs in an outing, joining Vin Mazzaro, who allowed 14 in a 2011 game.

The 20-point loss is the Marlins’ biggest defeat margin in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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