166 runs were scored across Major League Baseball on Tuesday night, an average of 5.5 runs per team. We noted on Monday that offense, mostly because of home runs, is up again this season, but teams are still averaging under 4.5 runs per game, so Tuesday’s offense was quite the outlier. The Athletics and Giants were the big contributors, combining for 24 runs in a 13-11 victory for the visiting A’s. Unsurprisingly, a game at Coors Field also featured high octane offenses with the Blue Jays pulling out a 14-9 win over the Rockies. The first place Orioles’ offense remained red hot, beating the Padres 11-7 for their sixth consecutive win and their seventh consecutive game scoring five or more runs.
Overcoming two blown saves gave the Kansas City Royals reason to believe this trip would be better. "It's hard to come in here and not only once but twice take the lead and have them answer back," Eric Hosmer said after a 3-2, 12-inning victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. "I think the guys realize our bullpen doesn't do that too often, so when it does happen we do whatever we can to pick them up." The Royals are just 14-25 on the road, one of the worst records in the majors. They're the best at home at 27-11. "We've just got to continue to play our game," Hosmer said. "There's still a lot of season left." Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field