That tile might sound kind of odd, but this sort of thing happens more often than you might think.
In last night's Twins/Tigers game, there were no RBI. The Twins scored an unearned run in the 6th after Jim Thome walked. Because there were two outs, Thome was running all the way on J.J. Hardy's fly ball that was eventually dropped in the outfield, allowing Thome to score. They scored again in the 7th when Michael Cuddyer advanced to home on an E4. The Tigers didn't get any RBI because they got shut out by Francisco Liriano and Jon Rauch.
Believe it or not, this is the second such game already this season. The Mets and Braves pulled it off on Sunday when Jose Reyes advanced to home on an error and there was no other scoring before the game got called in the top of the 6th. Incidentally, this game also features one of the rare cases of a pitcher getting credit for appearing in a game despite not facing a batter or registering an out. Raul Valdes started the top of the 6th and must have thrown at least one pitch but the game was called before the plate appearance was completed. (I am assuming this is what must have happened.)
Here are the last 20 times that both teams have failed to register an RBI in the same game:
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