Baseball fans must have made a double take on Friday night when the final score of the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays game appeared on their screens.
The Blue Jays defeated their rivals in the division 28-5.
The Blue Jays scored 28 rounds at Fenway Park, setting a franchise record for rounds recorded in a single game that comes within two rounds of Major League Baseball Record For most kicks recorded in the game.
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The 28 runs allowed Boston is also a record of excellenceexceeding the previous high of 27 allowed in 1923 against the Baltimore Orioles.
“It was hard to watch,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, according to Boston.com. “It was hard being in the dugout, to be honest with you. They know it, and I know it.”
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Every beginner in Toronto had at least two hits at night, like Blue Jays Jump To lead 14-0 in the fourth inning and put 11 points at the top of the fifth to lead 25-3.
11 runs in the fifth inning tied a franchise record for one inning, a number that Toronto had previously reached four times.
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“That was fantastic,” said John Schneider, Toronto’s interim manager. “We talked about that before the game, how you can get out of bed feeling so hot. I think we came out hot, of course.”
In the third inning, Boston quarterback, Garen Doran, missed a routine flyball, allowing Rimmel Tapia to roll the bases at a Grand Slam inside the park, only the second in Blue Jay history.
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“I lost her in the twilight,” Doran said. “It happened. He (Ferdugo) was there. Obviously, I should have taken a step or two. He was already going to beat me on the ball. I didn’t want to get in his way…Next time, I know I should take a step or two.”
The great thing about baseball? Boston will have a chance to shake off the stench from Friday night with game two of their three-game series against Toronto scheduled for 4:10 p.m. EST on Saturday.
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“Ultimately, what we do as an organization is try to improve this season and in the future,” Cora said. “We’ve talked very loud about it. Ranking is ranking, and we’ll be judged by what we do.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report