There was so much offense from the two Chicago baseball teams on Thursday that you may have needed a calculator to total it all up.
The White Sox began the day with a 17-7 throttling of the Tigers in Detroit. The Cubs followed up with a 14-6 hammering of the Mets in Wrigley.
Those were the two highest run totals in baseball on the day. The White Sox mashed a stunning 25 hits while the Cubs had an impressive seven extra base hits (five doubles and two home runs).
#WhiteSox: first time with 25+ hits in a game since 4/23/1981 (26) in game 1 of doubleheader vs Orioles— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 14, 2017
The Cubs offense was in a slumber when the team got swept by the Brewers, but broke out in the sweep of the Mets.
#Cubs: 2nd time this season scoring at least 8 runs in all 3 games of a series. Also: July 14-16 at BAL (9-10-8)— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 15, 2017
#Cubs: first time scoring 14 runs or more in consecutive games since July 20-21, 2003 (16-2 at FLA, 15-6 at ATL)— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 15, 2017
To have both offenses break out the lumber at this rate on the same day is an unprecedented feat.
Per the incredible @ScottLindholm, 31 runs ties most combined for White Sox & Cubs (not counting doubleheaders). also: 4/17/1954 & 5/5/1938— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 15, 2017