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In all, there have been nine games in which both starting pitchers scored points; all required extra innings and none has occurred since Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn scored and 97, respectively, during a complete game inning match up; Spahn's score fell below because of Willie Mays ' game-winning home run in the bottom of the 16th.
The highest-ever losing game score was , from Art Nehf , who outlasted the opposing starter by six innings but lost in the 21st inning. Only seven of the highest game scores were no-hitters. Walter Johnson and Nolan Ryan had the most point game scores with four apiece. Johnson had two in , one in , and a fourth in ; Ryan's came in , , and Warren Spahn had three point game scores, in , and Juan Marichal had three point game scores, in , and Eight pitchers had two point game scores: Corey Kluber 's game score of 98 in an eight-inning, no-run, one-hit, no-walk, strikeout performance against the St.
Louis Cardinals on May 13, , is the highest by any pitcher in MLB history in a non-complete game. Indians bench coach Brad Mills removed him after the eighth inning, and Cody Allen pitched the ninth inning to seal a win. Harvey's New York Mets won in ten innings. On June 18, , Clayton Kershaw posted the 2nd highest ever game score for a 9-inning, no-hit effort. Kershaw struck out 15 while walking none, and the only baserunner was the result of a throwing error. The lowest game score in baseball history was Allan Travers ' hit, run start for the Detroit Tigers on May 18, This performance only came about because the regular Tiger players staged a strike in protest of Ty Cobb 's suspension.
To avoid a forfeit, local college players including Travers were enlisted as impromptu fill-ins. The game score concept expands on Major League Baseball's official definition of a quality start. MLB defines a quality start as six or more innings pitched while allowing three or fewer earned runs. Furthermore, the game score rewards pitchers for going deeper into the game, even if they give up more earned runs. A baseline quality start would be lost if, after going into deeper innings than the 6th, a pitcher gives up more earned runs.
The advantage that the system has over the official definition is that it allows a statistician a better view of the degree of quality in a pitcher's performance. Game scores can be quantified, and a pitcher's performance tracked over time. It is also possible to compare different pitchers. If one averages a 60 and another averages 55, presumably the first pitcher has had a better season. In terms of high scores, the system favors current pitchers.
It is difficult to achieve a very high score in a game without amassing a substantial number of strikeouts. In earlier eras, even for the very best pitchers, strikeouts were less plentiful. For instance, Cy Young 's two no-hitters earned scores of just 90 and 88 due to their low strikeout totals three and two, respectively. However, most of the all-time high game scores occurred in baseball's earlier era, when starting pitchers were permitted to remain in games longer than today; four of the top six all-time game scores were accomplished in stints of 21 innings or more.
Fourteen times in Major League Baseball history, a pitcher has achieved a game score of or higher in a 9-inning game,  as detailed here. Also included in the table is the game score according to version 2. Results from this formula tend to be higher and must not be confused with those from the original Bill James formula.