The Toronto Blue Jays did not wait lengthy to search out their groove after the All-Star break. They placed on an offensive clinic Friday evening, defeating the Boston Red Sox 28-5.
Left fielder Raimel Tapia placed on a present, ending 3-for-7 at the plate with six RBIs and a grand slam. That homer was an inside-the-park job — the second in Blue Jays franchise historical past. It’s the first inside-the-park grand slam in MLB since Michael A. Taylor did it for the Washington Nationals in 2017.
The fifth inning was the place the Jays did most of their injury, scoring 11 runs in that body. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who performed his first 20 seasons for the New England Patriots, took notice of Boston’s tough evening. Brady, of course, has a historical past of epic comebacks, notably getting back from 25 factors all the way down to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Unlike Brady, nonetheless, the Red Sox didn’t have such magic Friday evening.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) July 23, 2022
History, each good and unhealthy, was made on this recreation for each Boston and Toronto.
The Blue Jays scored the most runs towards the Red Sox in almost 100 years. Here’s a take a look at some of the different numbers:
28: The 28 runs scored by Toronto on Friday had been the most in franchise historical past. It eclipsed the earlier mark of 24 on June 26, 1978, towards the Baltimore Orioles. For the Red Sox, it set the mark for the most runs allowed in any recreation in franchise historical past. That report had stood for almost a century — the Cleveland Guardians scored 27 towards Boston on July 17, 1923.
To put this offensive onslaught into perspective, Friday was the 8,744th recreation at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays scored extra runs there than any visiting group earlier than them.
11: The 11 runs Toronto scored in the fifth tied a franchise report for many in a single inning. The Blue Jays have carried out that 4 different occasions, most lately in 2021 towards the Orioles.
25: On Friday, the Jays exited the fifth inning with 25 complete runs, tied for the most by an MLB group by way of 5 innings since 1900 (1922 Cubs).
29: Toronto notched 29 hits towards Boston, the most in a recreation in group historical past. It surpassed a 25-hit efficiency in a 19-4 victory towards the Texas Rangers on August 9, 1999. All 9 starters logged a minimum of two hits and two runs scored every, as the Jays grew to become the second group since 1900 to take action (1979 Los Angeles Angels).
19: In two-out eventualities, the Blue Jays nonetheless discovered methods to place runs on the board — 19 of the 28 Toronto runs got here with two outs. That’s the most two-out runs a group has scored since the Red Sox scored 22 such runs on August 21, 1986.
6: Gurriel had himself a recreation, going 6-for-7 with 5 RBIs and three runs. His six hits tied Frank Catalanotto (2004) for the most in group historical past.
ESPN Stats & Information analysis contributed to this story.