The Sugar Land Space Cowboys staged an inning for the ages on Friday night, sending 23 men home and scoring 17 runs in the sixth in a 21-4 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in Sugar Land, Texas. .
The Space Cowboys, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, torched the Dodgers pitch in an inning that lasted 58 minutes in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Constellation Field. The crazy inning featured 10 hits, including a home run and three doubles, and nine walks. Twelve of the 17 points came with two outs.
Oklahoma City burned four pitchers and 108 pitches before finally going out of the inning.
ROUND OF 17 RACES!
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 20, 2022
Sugar Land’s 17-run inning would have tied the modern major league record (since 1900), set by the Boston Red Sox, who scored 17 runs in an inning against the Detroit Tigers on June 18, 1953.
The all-time major league record is 18 runs in one inning, set by the Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs) on September 6, 1883.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the minor league record for runs in an inning was, but a Dominican Summer League game between the Yankees and Angels in 2019 saw New York’s affiliate plate 19 in the second. .