All 15 home teams win on same day for first time in MLB history
Toronto Blue Jays players Kevin Pillar and Ben Revere congratulate pitcher Roberto Osuna on the save after they defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 in their AL baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday August 11, 2015. The Blue Jays defeated the Athletics 4-2. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)
Mike Fitzpatrick, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:45PM EDT
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.
Research by the Elias Sports Bureau, baseball's official statistician, indicated that previously the best performance by home teams had been 12-0 on May 23, 1914. That included four games that day in the Federal League, then considered one of three major leagues.
Checking only the American League and National League, STATS found four days when hosts went 11-0 -- three of them in the 1800s. The most recent occasion was Sept. 16, 1989.