Jul 22, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) puts a jacket on catcher Danny Jansen (9) after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise runs scored vs the Boston Red Sox on Friday night- by the fifth inning!

Toronto took down Boston 28-5 at Fenway Park.

The Blue Jays took a 25-3 lead with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. And the 25 runs set a new Blue Jays franchise record for runs scored in a game (and also a Red Sox franchise record for runs allowed).

It really looked like the Blue Jays were on their way to the major-league record of runs scored in a game, which is 30. By the sixth inning, they were up to 27 runs.

But the Toronto offense “went cold” over the final three innings, scoring just one run the rest of the way.

The Blue Jays scored runs in each of the first six innings, including 11 runs in the fourth and seven runs in the third.

Toronto had 29 hits, including multiple hits from all nine players in the starting lineup. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. led the way with six hits, tying the Blue Jays’ franchise record.

Raimel Tapia drove in a game-high six runs, and four of those came on a hilarious inside-the-park grand slam (the first in MLB since 2017).

Not a single Red Sox pitcher went at least three innings. Starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed nine earned runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched, which took his ERA from 3.34 to 4.30. Relief pitcher Kaleb Ort allowed eight earned runs over 2/3 innings pitched.

The wacky stats and factoids were all over the place with this game.

Here are some more tweets about the Blue Jays’ 23-run victory in Boston:

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