The following is a list of the major league baseball (MLB) record for most home runs hit in one game by both teams in the game. In a very odd coincidence, the two teams with the most home runs hit in one MLB game actually accomplished the feat twice.
This is a relevant list because on April 14, 2014, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined to hit 10 home runs in a game that was suspended after six innings with the score tied at seven. The 10 home runs are not far off the major league baseball record for most home runs hit in one game by two teams.
The game will be resumed today, April, 15, 2014, at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati at 5:38 pm. It's quite possible the Reds and Pirates could break the record today for most home runs hit in one MLB game.
Most home runs in one MLB game by two teams
T-1. Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers on May 28, 1995 - 12 home runs
The major league baseball record for most home runs in one game by two teams is 12. The record was set on May 28, 1995, when the visiting Chicago White Sox hit five home runs and the home Detroit Tigers hammered seven home runs for a total of 12 in the game.
For the Tigers, Cecil Fielder, Kirk Gibson, and Chad Curtis had two home runs each, while Lou Whitaker hit one. For the White Sox, Ron Karkovice hit two home runs, while Frank Thomas, Craig Grebeck, and Ray Durham each had one home run.
Despite hitting seven home runs in the game, the Detroit Tigers lost the game, 12-14, to the visiting White Sox.
T-1. Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox on July 2, 2002 - 12 home runs
The major league record for most home runs in a game was tied on July 2, 2002, when the same two teams, the Tigers and White Sox, hit 12 home runs. The difference in this game was that it was played in Chicago.
For the Tigers, Dimitri Young hit two home runs, while Robert Fick, Damion Easley, George Lombard, and Wendell Magee had one home run each, For the White Sox, Magglio Ordonez and Sandy Alomar each hit two home runs, while Kenny Lofton and Jose Valentin each had one home run.
Once again, the White Sox won the 12 home run slug fest, this time by a score of 17-9.
T-3. Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs on May 17, 1979 - 11 home runs
In a ridiculous slug fest played at Wrigley Field, the Phillies and Cubs combined for 11 home runs in a game the Phillies won, 23-22, in 10 innings. Dave Kingman hit three home runs and Mike Schmidt had two in the game.
T-3. Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs on July 28, 1977 - 11
On July 28, 1977, the Cubs and Reds combined for 11 home runs in a Cubs 16-15 win over the Reds in 13 innings played at Wrigley Field.
T-3. New York Mets at Chicago Cubs on June 11, 1967 - 11
On June 11, 1967, the Mets and Cubs combined for 11 home runs in a Cubs 18-10 win over the Mets at Wrigley Field.
T-3. Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds on August 12, 1966 - 11
On August 12, 1966, the Pirates and Reds combined for 11 home runs in a Pirates 14-11 win in a game played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati that went 13 innings.