The Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves on the wrong end of a massive blowout.
After nine innings in Chicago, the final score of Saturday’s matchup against the Cubs read 21-0 — marking the worst blowout in Pittsburgh franchise history.
The Cubs notched 23 hits and brought home 21 bases runners through eight innings, including an eight-run second inning. Believe it or not, Chicago only knocked one home run en route to this ridiculous margin.
This final score marks the largest shutout margin since the Cleveland Indians took down the New York Yankees 22-0 in 2004.
The MLB world took to Twitter react to this historic defeat.
“The Cubbies, however, put three in the end zone. Nice day for baseball,” one fan wrote.
“Am I hallucinating this final score?” another asked.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 23, 2022
The #Cubs topped the Pirates, 21-0. It is the largest differential in a shutout victory in franchise history – their previous best came on May 28, 1886, when the then Chicago White Stockings topped the Washington Nationals (not the same, now defunct), 20-0.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) April 23, 2022
— Inside the Ivy (@InsidetheIvy) April 23, 2022
The Texas Rangers’ 30-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 still holds the record for largest margin of victory.
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