Home was the place to be in baseball Tuesday night.
When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day.
Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule was 1 in 32,768.
STATS said previously the best performance by hosts had been 11-0, accomplished six times – three in the 1800s. The most recent occasion was Sept. 16, 1989.
For 1st time in a 15-game slate, all home teams claim victory. There’s no place like HOME: 杭州桑拿按摩论坛t.co/78gNkvrKIq pic.twitter杭州龙凤/vu8LJmt9S1
— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2015
“Without saying, it’s more difficult on the road,” said manager Bruce Bochy of the World Series champion Giants. “There’s got to be a slight advantage to playing at home and I think your good teams play well at home, they win at home.”
Story continues below
Cleveland and Miami also needed extra innings to come out on top in their own ballparks. Other winners were: Toronto, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Minnesota, St. Louis, Arizona, San Diego, San Francisco, the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Four visiting teams got shut out: Atlanta at Tampa Bay; Colorado by the Mets; the Angels against the White Sox; and the Nationals at Dodger Stadium.
The last time home clubs went undefeated on a day with more than one game was an 8-0 record on Aug. 28, 2008 – although road squads were 7-0 on April, 2, 2013, according to STATS.
Arizona and Tampa Bay joined the majors as expansion franchises in 1998, bringing the total to 30 teams.
Seattle squandered a three-run lead in the eighth inning before Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded single won it for the Mariners.
AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report.