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Big inning sees 18 runs

By Wire services
Published May 9, 2004

ARLINGTON, Texas - Detroit and Texas combined to set a major-league record for runs in a fifth inning, scoring 18 times Saturday night to leave the score tied at 14.

There were 100 pitches in the inning, which lasted 1 hour, 8 minutes. Detroit scored eight runs in the top half for a 14-4 lead. The Tigers' half of the inning lasted 32 minutes.

The game went to extra innings tied at 15 and ended at 16-15 when when the Rangers' Michael Young singled to right to score Eric Young in the 10th.

The record for runs in a fifth inning was 16, set Aug.3, 1986, by the Yankees (10 runs) and the Indians. The major-league record for runs in any inning is 19 by Cleveland (13) and Boston in an eighth inning in 1977.

The Tigers and Rangers combined for 13 hits (eight by Texas), nine walks (five by Texas batters). There were 28 batters in the inning (15 Rangers). Detroit's pitchers threw 46 pitchers, the Rangers 54.

The teams used seven pitchers, one short of the record.

[Last modified May 9, 2004, 01:40:27]


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