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Elephant Rumblings: Braves set modern National League record with 29 runs against Marlins

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Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves
Adam Duvall had 9 (nine) RBI
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Good morning, Athletics Nation!

The Oakland A’s have won three out of four games against the Houston Astros this week, and in the process they’ve scored a respectable 17 runs. The Atlanta Braves had that total beat by the 5th inning on Wednesday.

The Braves set a modern National League record by scoring 29 runs in their game against the Miami Marlins, resulting in a 29-9 rout. Atlanta put up 11 in the 2nd inning alone, and had 22 by the end of the 5th. The Marlins had eight by that point, which any other day would have been impressive, and yet they found themselves down by double-digits. Here’s the full box score.

The biggest line belonged to Adam Duvall, who hit three homers and drove in nine runs. It was the outfielder’s second three-homer game in the last eight days. Freddie Freeman added six more RBI, and Ronald Acuña five, including a dinger for each. The Braves went yard seven times overall.

On the other side of the ledger, Marlins reliever Jordan Yamamoto allowed 13 runs — but only 12 earned! — while recording eight outs. He entered the game with an 11.42 ERA, and it went up to 18.26. Miami’s starter Pablo Lopez also let through seven runs, while Braves starter Tommy Milone was charged with eight and pulled in the 4th inning but was let off the hook by his teammates many times over.

The previous modern NL record (since 1900) was 28 runs, by the Cardinals (against the Phillies) in 1929. The MLB record still belongs to the Texas Rangers, who beat the Orioles 30-3 in 2007. Click here for more facts and figures on the Braves’ outburst.

You feel for the Marlins, but what about the Brewers? They won 19-0 yesterday and nobody outside Milwaukee probably even noticed.

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