After the All-Star break, the Toronto Blue Jays were right back in the swing of things. Against the Boston Red Sox, they went on an offensive display, winning 28-5.
The left fielder, Raimel Tapia, went 3-for-7 with six RBIs and a grand slam in the game. It was the Blue Jays’ second inside-the-park homer in franchise history. Since Michael A. Taylor’s 2017 inside-the-park grand slam for the Washington Nationals, this is the first time it’s happened in MLB.
The Jays had the most success in the fifth inning, scoring 11 runs in that time. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was aware of Boston’s difficult night. Even though Brady has a history of incredible comebacks, he is perhaps most known for his Super Bowl LI comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. The Red Sox, in contrast to Brady, lacked such a magical performance on Friday night.
Both Boston and Toronto made history in this game, good and bad.
The Blue Jays outscored the Red Sox by the most runs in nearly a century against them. Here are a few extra stats to consider:
On Friday, Toronto scored 28 runs, the most in the team’s history. On June 26, 1978, against the Baltimore Orioles, it broke the previous record of 24. Red Sox record for most runs allowed in a game was set by this performance. On July 17, 1923, the Cleveland Guardians scored 27 points in a game against Boston.
Because this offensive onslaught was the 8,744th game at Fenway Park, we can put it in perspective: A record number of runs were scored by the Toronto Blue Jays during their visit.
a total of eleven To do so in the fifth, Toronto tied its single-inning scoring record. For the fourth time in their history, the Blue Jays have beaten the Baltimore Orioles.
In Friday’s fifth inning, the Jays scored 25 runs, which was a major league record since 1900. (1922 Cubs).
3: Three different Blue Jays had at least five RBIs for the first time in team history (Tapia, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Danny Jansen).
Toronto pounded Boston for 29 hits, the most by the Raptors in a game. On August 9, 1999, it outperformed a 25-hit effort in a 19-4 win over the Texas Rangers. The Blue Jays were only the second club since 1900 to have all nine starts record at least two hits and two runs scored (1979 Los Angeles Angels).
In two-out situations, the Blue Jays were able to score 19 of the 28 runs they put on the board. Those two-out runs are the most since the Red Sox scored 22 on August 21, 1986.
Gurriel was 6-for-7 with five RBIs and three runs in a great game. Since Frank Catalanotto (2004-05) had six, he has equaled that total.