The One Run Game Report

by Bill Chuck on August 16, 2013

There were 10 games played yesterday and in half of them a team was held to one run:

  • Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1
  • Tigers 4, Royals 1
  • Rays 7, Mariners 1
  • Reds 2, Brewers 1
  • Mets 4, Padres 1

There have been 393 games this season in which one team scored exactly one run, 35 resulted in 1-0 victories.

No team has been held to one run more frequently this season than the Brewers or less than the Tigers and Orioles

Rk Tm # W L
1 MIL 23 1 22
2 WSN 21 1 20
3 MIA 20 2 18
4 ARI 19 2 17
5 SFG 18 1 17
6 SDP 18 2 16
7 PIT 17 4 13
8 NYY 14 0 14
9 KCR 14 3 11
10 COL 14 0 14
11 CIN 14 2 12
12 TBR 13 2 11
13 PHI 13 0 13
14 OAK 13 2 11
15 NYM 13 1 12
16 TEX 12 0 12
17 SEA 12 0 12
18 LAD 12 4 8
19 HOU 12 0 12
20 CLE 12 4 8
21 TOR 11 0 11
22 LAA 11 2 9
23 STL 10 0 10
24 MIN 10 0 10
25 CHW 10 1 9
26 CHC 9 1 8
27 BOS 9 0 9
28 ATL 9 0 9
29 DET 5 0 5
30 BAL 5 0 5
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Generated 8/16/2013.

FYI:

  • The Tigers were held to one run in four games (0-4) in 1934.
  • The Orioles were held to one run in six games (1-5) in 1994.
  • The Yankees 14 one run games ties them with the totals for 10 other seasons. Their franchise record is 30 in 1917, followed by 27 in 1967.
  • The Phillies lost 35 one run games in 1942.
  • The 1942 Phils (1-35) and the 1965 Mets (6-30) played the most (36) one run games in a season (since 1916).
  • The Dodgers won 10 1-0 games in 1964.

The Brewers are heading for a franchise record for most one run games

Rk Tm Year # W L
1 MIL 1992 28 3 25
2 MIL 1997 27 3 24
3 MIL 1972 26 2 24
4 MIL 2002 25 1 24
5 MIL 1986 24 3 21
6 MIL 2013 23 1 22
7 MIL 1984 23 2 21
8 MIL 1970 23 2 21
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Generated 8/16/2013.

Nine to Know

Most one run scored games in a season

In the 98 seasons tracked since 1916, the 393 one run games this season already ranks 45th.

Rk Year # W L
1 2012 536 41 495
2 2011 529 56 473
3 2010 526 62 464
4 1972 520 68 452
5 1968 505 82 421
6 1971 499 70 429
7 1976 493 72 421
8 1992 492 58 434
9 2005 487 40 447
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Generated 8/16/2013.

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