Quick Bit: The Blue Jays laughed the Red Sox out of Fenway Park on Friday.

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MLB has seen its share of blowouts this year, but none of them compare to the 28-5 drubbing the Blue Jays put on the Red Sox on Friday night.

The Jays scored in each of the first six innings, with seven in the third and 11 in the fifth, and they got a little help from a brutally embarrassing inside-the-park grand slam after Boston center fielder Jarren Duran gave up on a ball he misplayed.

Toronto was held scoreless in the seventh and eighth by Jake Diekman and Hirokazu Sawamura, respectively, but it still threatened the MLB record of 30 runs. When Toronto scored its final run of the night, it represented the most runs the Red Sox have given up in a game, surpassing the 27 that Cleveland scored in 1923.

It was a night where everything went wrong for the Red Sox, in a way few nights do. Multiple Blue Jays knocked in six runs and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied Frank Catalanotto’s franchise record with six hits.

Here’s where the Blue Jays’ 28 runs rank in MLB history since 1900.

Just one team has gotten to 30 runs in a game: the Rangers in 2007 against the Orioles. In that game, Texas hit a pair of grand slams and batted .720 with runners in scoring position.

Team
Opponent
Score
Date
Rangers
Orioles
30-3
Aug. 22, 2007
Braves
Marlins
29-9
Sept. 9, 2020
White Sox
Athletics
29-6
April 23, 1955
Red Sox
Browns
29-4
June 8, 1950
Blue Jays
Red Sox
28-5
July 22, 2022
Cardinals
Phillies
28-6
July 6, 1929
Cleveland
Red Sox
27-3
July 7, 1923

The Blue Jays cleared the 27-run mark in the ninth inning with Red Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez on the mound. Although 28 runs allowed is a club record, 23 runs isn’t the biggest loss. That’s still the 27-3 defeat in 1923 to Cleveland.

It should be noted that, if the list were expanded to before 1900, eight teams scored 30 or more runs in a game. Leading the way are the Chicago Colts, who beat the Louisville Colonels 36-7 on June 29, 1867.

The Blue Jays’ 28 runs, obviously, are the most in franchise history. They had broken the previous mark of 24 set on June 6, 1978, by the fifth inning with 25 runs. They tacked on two more in the sixth before adding another for good measure in the ninth.

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