The Toronto Blue Jays Defeated Boston Red Sox28-5, (Result square) on Friday night, and both clubs established franchise records for recorded and permitted rounds. The Blue Jays have also tied for fifth in number in MLB for the season since 1901, according to the Baseball Reference.
, who defeated the Baltimore Orioles by 30-3 on August 22, 2007. However, the Blue Jays gave these Rangers a run for their money. In fact, Toronto took a lot of damage during the 11-round fifth inning which saw the Blue Jays extend their lead from 14-3 to 25-3.
Here are four more things to know about Friday night’s biggest boat race.
1. Gurriel scored six hits
Left player Lourdes Gouriel Jr. was one of Toronto’s top performers on Friday. He went 6 against 7 on the night, tying the Blue Jays franchise record with the most hits in a single game. Frank Catalanuto also hit six hits in 2004.
Gurriel also made a fruit cocktail during the game:
Gurriel led five runs on his six hits, with five of them coming as singles. He also threw his 24th double of the season. Believe it or not—and given the end result, it’s somewhat believable—Gurriel didn’t lead the Blue Jays in Friday’s batting rounds. That honor was instead shared by Danny Jansen, who performed twice, and Rimmel Tapia, who both drove six cars.
2. Tapia scores inside the Grand Slam inside the park
You read it correctly. Tapia scored his first Grand Slam inside the park at the Grand Slam since Michael A. Ball in the sky then seemed to give up the play.
Here is the play:
3. Blue Jays enjoy the efforts of the whole team
We’ve mentioned Gurriel, Jansen, and Tapia, but make no mistake: The Blue Jays as a team were wearing their hitter shoes on Friday night. For intelligence, every Blue Jays batsman in the starting lineup scored at least two hits, and seven of the nine had at least three hits.
In addition to running Jansen on his land and a Tapia job within the park, Blue Jays also saw Matt Chapman and Teoscar Hernandez.
Toronto’s 29 hits equal those above Rangers for sixth place since 1901. No team has scored more than 29 hits since 1992, when Milwaukee Brewers He defeated the Blue Jays, 22-2. The Brewers scored 31 hits, with only one of those clearing the fences.
4. The Horrid Red Sox stretch continues
We don’t want to say how badly the Red Sox did on Friday night because the score speaks for itself, but we’ll highlight how Boston has now dropped three games in a row in a blast fashion.
Before the All-Star Game, the Red Sox dropped two consecutive boat races against New York Yankees: the first with a number 14-1, and the second with a 13-2. Factor in Friday night’s defeat, and the Red Sox have now edged out 55-8 in their last three contests.
This differential minus 47 is the worst in modern history, According to ESPN statistics and informationand the worst overall since 1894. It’s fair to say that’s not how Chaim Bloom, Alex Cora, and crew wanted their team to play over one week from the trade deadline.
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