The Miami Marlins have set a new franchise record with their 13th interleague win of the 2014 season with their 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night in L.A. The Marlins set a National League record, and tied the Major League record, earlier this season by winning 13 consecutive interleague matchups.
13 must be their lucky number!
The sad part is that a lot of Marlins fans might not have seen the team history. The game ended at nearly 1am Eastern time!
Each club plays 20 interleague games per season, so that means the Marlins are doing pretty well against the American League this year. For the most part, the American League has dominated the National League in interleague play. The AL has won the season series ten straight seasons, and this year will likely be the 11th. The AL needs just six more wins in 31 games to earn that distinction.
The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox hold the record for most interleague wins in a season with 16. Interestingly enough, both did it during the 2006 season when AL teams played only 18 interleague games.
If the Marlins win out in interleague for the rest of the 2014 season, they could tie the major league record with 16 interleague wins.
The 2002 Atlanta Braves hold the National League record for most wins in interleague play. Prior to 2012 though, not every NL team played 18 games. Some played only 15 or less per season because of the unbalanced leagues (16 NL teams, 14 AL teams).
The Marlins set their previous interleague record of 12 wins back in the 2001 season.