There is a great quote in this morning’s paper from L.A. Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling regarding tonight’s Game #6 of the World Series:
“If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we’ll get some wins,” Stripling playfully quipped.
His comment was of course in reference to the Houston Astros 13-12 win over the Dodgers in Game #5 on Sunday night.
With that 13-12 loss, the Dodgers became only the second team in World Series history to lose a game where they scored 12 or more runs. The only other game was in Game #4 of the 1993 World Series when the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-14.
There have been only four times in World Series history that a team has lost when they scored 10 or more runs. In addition to the two games mentioned above, the other two games were Game #3 of the 1997 World Series when the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians 14-11, and in Game #2 of the 2002 Fall Classic when the Anaheim Angels defeated San Francisco 11-10.