Fans at Chase Field in Phoenix must have been running for cover after the run feast which ensued between Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking franchise records.
The Diamondbacks took a gigantic 18-7 win with their largest run total in the franchise’s history, after slumping to a complete shutout the day before against Zack Greinke and the Dodgers. But the Phoenix-based franchise were not finished with breaking records just with the score line.
They also managed 21 hits to set a new club record for a nine-innings game and 13 extra-base hits set another franchise high.
The star of the destruction was D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt with two home runs, one in the seventh and the other in the eighth. Goldschmidt smashed a Diamondbacks-high five runs in a single game and his six RBIs were a career high for the 26-year-old.
The Dodgers retaliated the only way they could – with runs of their own. Outfielders Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig each hit homers for the Dodgers. But the D-backs never looked in trouble after taking a 7-0 lead in the second innings and never relinquished their advantage.
Despite the mammoth amount of runs, the Diamondbacks didn’t make MLB history as their record of 18 was ten off the all-time NL record for runs hit in a single game. St Louis smashed 28 runs against Philadelphia in June 1929.
But the D-backs will be proud of their astonishing comeback after the Dodgers suffocated them of runs in the first game of the three-game series.
Arizona now sit on a 17-28 record while their opponents maintained a steady season record of 23-21. The series decider will be played at Chase Field tonight in front of an expectant home crowd. After the first two games between the sides produced 32 runs, another slugging feast will surely resume.
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