In the top of the fifth inning of Monday’s A’s-Mariners game, something weird happened. Well, maybe it wasn’t as weird as you think. It certainly wasn’t as rare as you think.
A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty singled on a line drive to left field, and things kept going from there.
Ramón Laureano hit a double to right field to score Piscotty, and the coins went into the merry-go-round and didn’t stop. Eight runs later, all with two outs, the A’s were up 8-1.
Piscotty's hit caps off an 8-run inning for the A's— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) August 4, 2020
All happened with 2 outs 😱 pic.twitter.com/YMNdPbPO3Q
The last time this happened was pretty recently, believe it or not. On June 18, 2019, the A’s scored 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 16-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, and eight of those runs came with two outs.
Back on April 21, 1956, the A’s scored 13 runs with two outs in the second innings of a 15-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Nonetheless, it was a very entertaining inning.
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