The One Run Scored Report

by Bill Chuck on August 27, 2013

MLB continued with its low scoring yesterday.

There were 10 games played and in 40% the losing team scored just one run.

  • Royals 11, Rays 1
  • Phillies 2, Mets 1
  • Rockies 6, Giants 1
  • Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1

Only three teams have played in fewer than 10 games in which they scored just one run

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

One run scored games since 2000

The last three seasons have set records for the most one-run scored games since 1916. This season is on the same path.

Rk Year # W L
1 2012 536 41 495
2 2011 529 56 473
3 2010 526 62 464
4 2005 487 40 447
5 2009 477 36 441
6 2001 475 36 437
7 2002 469 42 427
8 2008 457 38 419
9 2003 457 31 424
10 2007 451 34 417
11 2004 436 35 401
12 2013 429 35 394
13 2006 429 39 390
14 2000 404 29 375
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Generated 8/27/2013.

2013 teams who have scored one or no runs

Rk Tm # W L
1 MIA 36 2 34
2 WSN 33 1 32
3 SFG 31 1 30
4 MIL 29 1 28
5 SDP 28 2 26
6 PIT 27 4 23
7 PHI 25 0 25
8 HOU 25 0 25
9 COL 25 0 25
10 SEA 24 0 24
11 NYY 24 0 24
12 CIN 24 2 22
13 ARI 24 2 22
14 OAK 23 2 21
15 MIN 23 0 23
16 KCR 22 3 19
17 ATL 22 0 22
18 TEX 21 0 21
19 NYM 21 1 20
20 LAA 21 2 19
21 CHW 21 1 20
22 CHC 21 1 20
23 TBR 20 2 18
24 LAD 20 4 16
25 CLE 20 4 16
26 TOR 19 0 19
27 BOS 19 0 19
28 STL 18 0 18
29 DET 14 0 14
30 BAL 11 0 11
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Generated 8/27/2013.

Top 10

Most games scoring one run in a season – since 1901

Rk Tm Year G ▾ W L W-L%
1 WSH 1909 42 4 36 .100
2 CHW 1909 37 9 26 .257
3 NYM 1965 36 6 30 .167
4 PHI 1942 36 1 35 .028
5 STL 1907 35 8 27 .229
6 CHW 1968 35 7 28 .200
7 BSN 1909 35 7 28 .200
8 SLB 1909 35 6 27 .182
9 CHW 1913 34 8 26 .235
10 BOS 1907 34 4 29 .121
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/27/2013.

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