The Atlanta Braves scored 29 runs against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, failing to just tie the major league record for most runs in a game.
Adam Duvall’s seventh Grand Slam gave the hosts Atlanta a 29-9 lead, which was the final result.
The 29 tracks are tied for the second biggest game of the modern era (since 1900), just shy of the Texas Rangers’ 30 against the Baltimore Orioles in 2007. The White Sox of 1955 and the Red Sox of 1950. also put 29 tracks into play.
A day after being blocked by the Marlins with four hits, the Braves relaxed. They had 23 hits, including seven homers, to score the most runs in the history of the Braves franchise (Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta) since 1900. They surpassed the old record of six runs.
Atlanta chased Marlins 2-0 in the second inning when the Braves sent 14 bits to the plate and exploded for 11 tracks.
Duvall hit one of the team’s three homers in the second, killing Pablo Lopez out of the game. Duvall hit another homer, his 12th, in a six-run fifth and added a shot in the seventh by Josh Smith.
He finished 3-for-4 with three homers and nine RBIs, binding franchise records. He also became the first player in Braves history with a number of 3-HR games per season; his previous one came to Boston last week.
Freddie Freeman drove in six tracks with three hits, including a double homer. Ozzie Albies, who played in his first game since August 4 on his return from a wrist injury, had three hits, including a homer. Travis d’Arno and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit three homes.
Freeman’s homer in the third was his 1500th career hit. Dunsby Swanson, who had three goals, Austin Riley and Duvall scored five runs each.
The Braves have scored 18 of their 29 runs with home runs, tying the MLB record for most runs put into play by homers, according to a study by ESPN Stats & Information.
Lopez (3-4) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs for just 1⅔ innings, but the biggest victim of the Marlins pitching was reliever Jordan Yamamoto, who gave up 12 wins for 2⅔ innings. Yamamoto is only the second facilitator in 70 years to allow 12 wins on a field trip, joining Vin Mazzaro, who conceded 14 in 2011.
The 20-mile loss is the biggest margin of Marlins’ defeat in franchise history, according to research by ESPN Stats & Info.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.