Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history
When Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison scored from third base on centerfielder Austin Jackson's bases-loaded single down the rightfield line to complete a 6-5 10-inning victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, it marked the first time in Major League Baseball history that all 15 home teams that played won on the same day since the league expanded to 30 teams in 1998.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician for MLB, the previous record for most games on a single day in which every home team won was 12, set on May 23, 1914. Home teams have gone 11-0 six times, the last being on Sept. 16, 1989, according to STATS.
STATS says the odds of all home teams winning with a full MLB schedule is 1 in 32,768.
"Without saying, it's more difficult on the road," San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "There's got to be a slight advantage to playing at home, and I think your good teams play well at home, they win at home."
The Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays also scored victories on Tuesday.
The Rays, Dodgers, Mets and White Sox all earned their wins via shutout.
The last time all home teams went undefeated when there was more than one game on the schedule was Aug. 28, 2008 when the home teams went 8-0, according to STATS.
- Scooby Axson