MLB Home Teams Go 15-0 for 1st Time in 30-Team Era

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2015

Seattle Mariners' Austin Jackson heads to first after hitting in the winning run as Logan Morrison heads home to score against the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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It came down to the wire, but thanks to a walk-off single from Austin Jackson in the 10th inning of the Seattle Mariners' showdown against the Baltimore Orioles, a little MLB history was made Tuesday night. 

According to Fox Sports MLB, Tuesday marked the first time since the league expanded to 30 franchises that all 15 home teams won on the same night. 

A complete rundown of the evening's results can be viewed below: 

MLB Schedule - August 11, 2015
WinnerLoserFinal Score
Toronto Blue JaysOakland A's4-2
Miami MarlinsBoston Red Sox5-4 (10 innings)
Cleveland IndiansNew York Yankees6-5 (16 innings)
New York MetsColorado Rockies4-0
Tampa Bay RaysAtlanta Braves2-0
Chicago CubsMilwaukee Brewers6-3
Chicago White SoxLos Angeles Angels3-0
Kansas City RoyalsDetroit Tigers6-1
Minnesota TwinsTexas Rangers3-2
St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates4-3
Arizona DiamondbacksPhiladelphia Phillies13-1
Seattle MarinersBaltimore Orioles6-5 (10 innings)
San Diego PadresCincinnati Reds11-6
Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals5-0
San Francisco GiantsHouston Astros3-1
Source: MLB.com

Jackson's heroic single was one of three walk-off wins on the evening. The other two came courtesy of the Miami Marlins and Cleveland Indians, each of which dispatched an AL East club in order to keep home teams undefeated on the night.

While the Marlins trailed, 4-3, entering the ninth inning, a sacrifice fly from Adeiny Hechavarria sent things to extras before Justin Bour drove home the winning run with a single to center. 

"The first pitch was a ball so the next pitch I was looking for something over the plate and I was able to drive it," Bour said, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com).

And the Marlins got off easy.

The Indians had to do battle with the New York Yankees for 16 innings to secure a win—and they scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th just to keep the game tied before five innings of scoreless ball set in. 

Fortunately for the record books, Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley came through with a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the 16th.

Given all of the good fortune home teams had to experience in interconnected fashion Tuesday night, don't expect a repeat performance anytime soon.


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