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Rockies, Indians help break MLB record

July 12 2018 6:18 AM

The Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians fans enjoyed offensive bonanzas on Wednesday, as their two teams helped break an MLB record.

Cleveland jumped on the Cincinnati Reds with an early 17-0 lead through four innings, ultimately winning the game 19-4.

Colorado led the Arizona Diamondbacks 18-1 through four innings.

Before Wednesday's action, there had never been a day in MLB history that saw multiple teams with at least a 17-run lead through four innings.

The two teams' 17-run leads also became the largest by any team in the first four innings of a game over the last 10 seasons – the Seattle Mariners led the Texas Rangers 17-0 on May 30, 2012.

During the Indians game, Jose Ramirez hit his 26th and 27th home runs of this season, which is the most by a switch hitter before the All-Star Break since Lance Berkman hit 29 in 2002. The only other switch hitter with at least 26 home runs before the All-Star Break was Mickey Mantle in 1956 and 1961.

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