According to Baseball Reference, about 199,580 games have been played in the history of Major League Baseball. On Thursday, the Yankees became the first team in history to hit three grand slams in one game.â†µ
The 21 runs given up by the A's was a record since the team moved to Oakland. I write "was a record" because the Yankees hit another home run as I was typing that. It's now 22-8.
There is hope, though! The last ball put in play by the Yankees in the game went 18 inches in front of home plate, where it was fielded for an easy out. Progress!