The Cleveland Indians yesterday defeated the Kansas City Royals, 12-0. It was the second time this season that the Indians won a game by a score of 12-0; on June 19 they had a 12-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Since 1913, there have now been 503 MLB games where a team scored 12 or more runs and shutout their opponent. There have been three such games in 2017… in addition to the two Cleveland wins noted above, on July 8th, Atlanta clobbered the Washington Nationals 13-0.
The most runs scored by a team in a shutout victory are 22 (it has happened twice). The Indians on August 31, 2004 defeated the New York Yankees 22-0; on September 16, 1975, the Pirates won 22-0 over the Chicago Cubs.