Happy Friday! I figured this week I'd give you the textbook definition of an Avocado Beatdown. On a late summer day in Baltimore, the Rangers came to town and smacked up the Orioles to the tune of 30 to 3.
A few records were broken in the process. For Texas, they set the modern MLB record for most runs in a game. However, the all-time record is 36, which was set in 1897. Baltimore set a record for most lopsided victory in franchise history as well as most hits allowed in a game in franchise history (29).
Oddly enough, the O's started the game with the lead, going up 3-0 after three innings. Then the bottom fell out and the Rangers reeled off 30 unanswered. Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam in the 6th, Travis Metcalf - who had been called up from AAA earlier in the day - hit one in the 8th.
Footage courtesy of Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Jim Palmer and Jim Hunter with the call.