The Toronto Blue Jays waltzed into Fenway Park on Friday and showed no mercy toward their hosts, pummeling the Boston Red Sox 28-5.
Let’s go behind the numbers of this epic, history-making beatdown and take a closer look at how it all went down.
3: Blue Jays hitters with at least five RBIs, the first time they’ve done that in franchise history. Raimel Tapia and Danny Jansen each had six.
5: Innings the Blue Jays needed to score their first 25 runs and break their previous franchise record (24) for runs in a game.
1922: The last time a team scored at least 25 runs in the first five innings of a game. On Aug. 25, 1922, the Chicago Cubs scored 25 in the first five frames of an eventual 26-23 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
6: Hits for Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in seven plate appearances, tying Frank Catalanotto’s franchise record and the American League mark for a nine-inning game. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Rennie Stennett is the only modern-era player with seven hits in a nine-inning contest.
7: Modern-era MLB games in which a team has scored at least 27 runs.
8: Innings until the Blue Jays were retired in order for the first time.
9: Blue Jays starters with at least two hits and two runs scored, tying a major-league record. This was only the fourth time the feat was accomplished in the modern era, and the first since 1994. Incredibly, one of the other times this happened was against Toronto.
10: The record for most players on one team with at least two hits, achieved just twice in MLB history and last done by the 1925 New York Giants.
11: Runs scored in the fifth inning, tying a Blue Jays record. Ten of those runs came with two out.
23: Margin of victory for the Blue Jays, a franchise record that tied for the second-biggest road win in modern MLB history.
29: Hits for the Blue Jays, also a franchise record.
30: The modern-era record for runs scored in a game, set by the Texas Rangers at Baltimore on Aug. 22, 2007.
36: The all-time record for runs scored in a game. This mark has stood untouched since the Chicago Colts (now Cubs) beat the Louisville Colonels 36-7 on June 29, 1897.
44: Years Toronto’s previous franchise record for runs in a game (24) stood untouched. The Blue Jays are in their 45th season.
Minus-47: Boston’s run differential over its last three contests, the worst in a three-game span since the 1894 Louisville Colonels – a team that had a 20-game losing streak.
55: Runs the Red Sox have allowed over their last three contests.
56: The major-league record for runs allowed in any three-game span, held by the 1950 St. Louis Browns.
99: Years the previous Red Sox record for runs allowed in one game stood untouched. Boston lost 27-3 to Cleveland on July 7, 1923.
226: Inside-the-park grand slams in MLB history after Raimel Tapia pulled it off in the second inning. Among the other players who did it: Ty Cobb, Roberto Clemente, Lou Gehrig, and Willie Mays.
2017: The last time, before Friday, that a major leaguer hit an inside-the-park grand slam.