The Yankees continued their offensive ways again tonight beating the Royals, 7-1, behind Mike Mussina thereby completing a three-game sweep of KC and outscoring them 25-7. The Yanks now have 63 runs in their last five games.
The all-time record for runs in five consecutive games was 116 or over 23 per game by the first Philly A's in 1871 (by game: 20, 49, 5, 20, and 22). Of course, the top bunch of teams on the list (actually, 69) are from the run-happy nineteenth century. The most since 1900 was 82 by the 1950 Red Sox. 26 teams, including the 2006 Braves, scored more than 63 in five consecutive games.