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At Braves Field in Boston on July 3, 1945, the Cubs tally the most runs in their post-1900 history when they blast the Braves, 24-2. Phil Cavarretta, Don Johnson, and Stan Hack each score five times, tying a major league mark.

This game was all Cubs, a Cubs fans dream. 6,057 people witnessed the Cubs slam the Boston Braves (now Atlanta Braves) by a score of 24-2. This is the second most runs the Cubs got in their history, but they got 28 hits, the most in Chicago Cubs history.

The most runs scored, by the Cubs in a single game is 26, vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in 1929, and most recently vs. the Rockies in 1995. In the game in 1945 Cubs game, the Cubs have scored at least 1 run in every inning except the 2nd and the 5th inning. Claude Passeau pitched a fantastic game, going 9 innings, letting up 2 runs, only one of them earned. He got the win, advancing to 9-3.

Unfortunately for the Braves, their pitching didn’t get as much praise. Nate Andrews, the starting pitcher, went 3 2/3 innings, letting up 9 runs, only 7 were earned. The Braves went through 4 other pitchers, letting up a combined total of 15 runs, all were earned.

Everyone, for the Cubs, who made a plate appearance, got a least 1 hit, and everyone got 7 plate appearances, except the pitcher, Passeau, who got 6 plate appearances.

The final score was the Chicago Cubs 24, Boston Braves 2