Ex-Brave Saltalamacchia Fuels Rangers Record Night

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

Trailing 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader, the Rangers scored five runs in the fourth, nine in the sixth, 10 in the eighth and six in the ninth.

It was the ninth time a major league team scored 30 runs, but the first in the modern era since 1900. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time since Chicago set the major league scoring record in a 36-7 rout of Louisville in a National League game on June 28th, 1897.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez, the bottom two batters in Texas' lineup, each finished with seven RBIs.

According to Elias, the Rangers' 29 hits were the most in the major leagues since Milwaukee had 31 in a 22-2 victory over Toronto on August 28th, 1992.

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