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Last night, the Braves’ pitchers held the Dodgers to just 4 hits. The Dodgers won the game, however, and by a fairly easy 6-2 score. (It helped that all 4 hits were homers.) This got me to thinking about which teams have scored the most runs on just a few hits.

Most Runs With 0 Hits

In the boxscore era (since 1918), 14 teams have managed to score despite getting 0 hits. A few even managed to score more than 1 run:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt R H 2B 3B HR BB HBP ROE
1 1990-07-01
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NYY
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W 4-0 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 3
2 1992-04-12
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CLE
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BOS
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W 2-1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
1967-04-30
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BAL
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W 2-1 2 0 0 0 0 10 2 1
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It’s cool that all three of these teams managed to win their games, even the two that scored just two runs. (Two

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teams have managed to win 1-0 while being no-hit, bringing the total number of teams to win without a hit to 5.) The high numbers in the walk column should come as no surprise; one consistent trend in this post will be “pitchers with control problems.”

The first game, in particular, deserves more examination. How, exactly, does a team manage to score 4 runs with no hits? After all, as we’ll see below, no team has scored that many runs while being one-hit. And the White Sox only got 5 walks (and no hit-by-pitches) in that game, so it’s not like the Yankees were particularly wild. The answer lies in the “ROE” column: the Yankees made 3 errors, all in the same inning, leading to all 4 runs. Here’s what happened in the bottom of the 8th inning with 2 outs and the score tied 0-0:

  • Sammy Sosa
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    reaches on an error by third baseman Mike Blowers
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    .
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    walks.
  • Lance Johnson
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    walks.
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    reaches on an error by left fielder Jim Leyritz
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    ; Sosa, Guillen, and Johnson all score.
  • Ivan Calderon
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    reaches on an error by right fielder Roberto Kelly
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    ; Ventura scores.

All I have to say about that is: poor Andy Hawkins

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(the Yankees pitcher). He didn’t help himself by walking two guys, but c’mon. That has to be one of the least-deserved losses of all time.

Less than two years after Hawkins’ tough loss, Matt Young

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of the Red Sox lost his own no-hitter to the Indians, thanks to 7 walks, an error, and the speed of Kenny Lofton
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. In 1967, Steve Barber
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of the Orioles was even wilder, walking 10 and hitting 2 batters against the Tigers. Amazingly, Barber entered the 9th inning with a 1-0 lead, but he blew it on two walks, a sac bunt, and a wild pitch. After another walk, he was pulled for reliever Stu Miller
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; Miller got what should have been an inning-ending forceout, but second baseman Mark Belanger
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–who would go on to become one of the best-fielding shortstops of all time–dropped the ball, and a run scored.

Most Runs With 1 Hit

Eleven teams have scored 3 runs on 1 hit, but no team has managed 4 runs. Here’s the list:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt R H 2B 3B HR BB HBP ROE
1 1996-04-13
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MIL
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W 3-2 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 0
1992-04-14
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KCR
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OAK
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W 3-1 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
1988-05-25
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MIL
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DET
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L 3-4 3 1 0 0 1 8 0 0
1987-06-09
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CHW
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OAK
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L 3-8 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 1
1969-06-08
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CAL
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CLE
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W 3-2 3 1 1 0 0 10 0 0
1968-07-28
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NYM
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CIN
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L 3-5 3 1 1 0 0 7 0 0
1965-05-15
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LAD
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CHC
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W 3-1 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 1
1950-09-12
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BRO
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CIN
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W 3-1 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 1
1949-10-02
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CHW
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SLB
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L 3-5 3 1 0 1 0 4 0 0
1949-05-18
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DET
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WSH
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L 3-6 3 1 0 0 0 9 0 3
1923-04-26
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NYG
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L 3-7 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
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In the most recent game, Michael Tucker

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of the Royals accounted for all 3 runs with a 3-run homer, scoring two runners who had reached on walks. Almost exactly 4 years prior, the Royals scored 3 runs (mostly off A’s reliever Rick Honeycutt
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) on this crazy sequence: single, error on the pitcher, sac bunt, wild pitch, wild pitch, sac fly. Ron Darling
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had a no-hitter until giving up the single (to Keith Miller
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) leading off the 8th inning; he was pulled right after, but Honeycutt managed to blow the lead (and the game) without giving up any hits or walks.

You’ll notice that the 1 hit was usually an extra-base hit. Only the aforementioned ’92 Royals, the ’50 Dodgers, and the ’49 Tigers scored 3 runs on just a single. All 3 teams benefitted from errors. Overall, these 3-run/1-hit teams went 5-6, which isn’t too bad of a record considering the circumstances.

Most Runs With 2 Hits

Ten teams have scored 5+ runs on just 2 hits. I guarantee that you’ll be surprised by just how many the top team scored:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt R H 2B 3B HR BB HBP ROE
1 1994-04-12
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TOR
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W 8-4 8 2 1 0 1 12 0 1
2 1996-09-21
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BAL
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TOR
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W 6-3 6 2 0 0 1 7 1 0
3 2004-09-04
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STL
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LAD
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W 5-1 5 2 0 0 1 6 0 1
1976-07-04
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CAL
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MIN
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L 5-9 5 2 0 0 1 5 0 0
1974-04-19
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SFG
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LAD
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W 5-4 5 2 0 0 1 3 1 1
1971-04-09
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OAK
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KCR
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W 5-0 5 2 0 0 0 7 0 2
1956-05-19
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CLE
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WSH
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W 5-1 5 2 0 0 0 11 2 0
1952-06-08
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NYY
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SLB
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W 5-2 5 2 1 0 0 7 0 3
1951-04-20
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WSH
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NYY
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W 5-3 5 2 0 2 0 13 0 0
1942-09-02
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PIT
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PHI
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W 5-2 5 2 0 0 0 8 2 ??
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You may recall that Ron Darling started one of the games in the 1-hit category when his A’s lost to the Royals in 1992. Almost exactly two years later, he came out on the good side of an even more improbable run-scoring burst. In the 1994 game, his A’s teammates scored 8 runs on just two hits, thanks in large part to 12 walks. Amazingly, both the A’s hits (a Stan Javier

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double and a Ruben Sierra
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homer) came back-to-back in the 1st inning, after which the A’s led 3-1. From then on, the A’s scored 5 runs on no hits. They scored twice in the 3rd inning on 4 walks and a sac fly, then added 3 more in the 7th on 4 walks, an error, and a fielder’s choice.

Oh, and there’s this: Rickey Henderson

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led off all 3 of the A’s run-scoring innings with a walk. In the latter two innings, he was picked off or caught stealing but got back safely both times thank to errors. He finished the game with 4 walks, 3 runs, and 2 steals. As Rickey would say, Rickey is the best.

Both the first two games came against Blue Jays pitching. In fact, the two pitchers from the second game–Woody Williams

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and Scott Brow
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–also pitched in the first game (though most of the damage in the first game came against Paul Spoljaric
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.) All 6 runs in the second game came in the 6th inning. The Orioles got their only two hits that inning, not to mention 5 of their 7 walks. The first two runs scored on bases-loaded walks by Bobby Bonilla
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and Cal Ripken, Jr.
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; the last 4 came on a grand slam by Eddie Murray
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.

Most Runs With 3 Hits

Four teams have scored 7 runs on 3 hits, but no team has matched the 8 runs that the 1992 A’s managed on just 2 hits. Here are the 4 who came closest:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt R H 2B 3B HR BB HBP ROE
1 1991-10-05
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CHC
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STL
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W 7-5 7 3 1 0 1 9 0 0
1978-09-13
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PIT
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STL
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W 7-1 7 3 0 0 2 11 0 0
1965-08-07
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CHC
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NYM
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W 7-1 7 3 1 0 1 6 1 1
1943-05-09
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SLB
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CLE
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W 7-5 7 3 2 0 0 7 1 0
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The formulae for these games are pretty much the same: a bunch of walks grouped together with timely hits, with some steals, errors, wild pitches, and sac flies thrown in for good measure.

Most Runs With 4 Hits

The record-holder for this group scored an amazing 11 runs on just 4 hits–two singles and two doubles.

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt R H 2B 3B HR BB HBP ROE
1 1925-05-17
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SLB
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BOS
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W 11-6 11 4 2 0 0 8 1 ??
2 1996-04-09
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DET
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SEA
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W 10-9 10 4 1 0 3 9 1 1
1962-06-29
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NYM
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LAD
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W 10-4 10 4 1 0 1 16 1 0
4 1918-07-06
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PHI
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CIN
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L 9-10 9 4 0 0 0 14 0 0
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It’s too bad we don’t have a full play-by-play on that 1925 Browns game. While we don’t know the number of reaches on error, we do know from the boxscore that only 1 of the 11 runs the Browns scored that day was earned. The Red Sox made a grisly 7 errors, including 4 by the pitcher, Buster Ross

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. Between those 4 errors and the 8 walks, Buster Ross had a really, really, really bad day.

Also of note is the performance put on by Dodgers pitchers in the 1962 game. They needed 3 pitchers just to get through the first inning; in that inning, they issued 7 walks, and capped it off with a 2-run single. Later in the game, reliever Stan Williams

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walked 8 in 5 innings, though he gave up “only” 3 runs. And here’s the worst part: all of this was against the infamous 1962 Mets, who finished 40-120 and were 19-52 coming into the game.

In 1918, Reds pitcher Pete Schneider

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walked 13, gave up 6 runs, and won. It helped that he allowed just 1 hit in 8+ innings (and also, of course, that his team scored 10 runs). Schneider actually held the Phillies scoreless until the 9th inning, when I can only assume his control completely evaporated. He got no outs and gave up 6 earned runs that inning, so it was ugly, that’s for sure. Two Reds relievers gave up 3 more runs (and probably allowed some of Schneider’s runners to score, too) before finally getting the last out for a 10-9 win.

The play log and boxscore for the 1996 Tigers/Mariners game is quite fun, too.

Not only has no team scored more than 11 runs on 5 hits, no one has topped 11 runs on 6 hits. You have to go all the way up to 7 hits to find a team that scored 12+. So this seems like a good stopping point. I hope you enjoyed reading about these bizarre games.

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One Response to The Most Runs Scored On A Small Number Of Hits

  1. Tommy Walker
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    says:

    I *did* enjoy it, thanks.

    Silver lining for “poor” Andy Hawkins; he managed to pitch a no-hitter (official at the time, I believe, and forever in my heart) without having to get through the ninth.

    Question brought up by your study: what is the most runs a team has scored between hits? Or an easier way to approximate this record: most runs, inning, without a base hit.

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