Some fans might have thought the football season had started early when they saw the score on Friday.
Raymel Tapia of the Blue Jays hits a GRAND SLAM at the park against the Red Sox
Reimel Tapia helped the Toronto Blue Jays to a comfortable 10-0 lead against the Boston Red Sox thanks to an amazing inside-the-park grand slam in the third inning.
Toronto had the third-most runs scored in a game in the modern era, but it was the first 28-5 game in MLB history (the NFL also hasn’t had a 28-5 game).
The Texas Rangers hold the MLB record for a 30-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on August 22, 2007.
The people with the biggest smiles on Friday night were the Blue Jays players and fans, as well as supporters, who topped the over/under 11 bracket.
“Unsurprisingly, yesterday’s game cost us a bit of overtime money, with almost 80% of O/U bets expecting 11+ points to be scored,” said FOX Bet Senior Sports Trader Dylan Brosman.
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Sportsbooks don’t like big losses in one game, so oddsmakers have adjusted their lines to match Saturday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox matchup.
“Today’s O/U is set at 9.5, suggesting a better innings, but punters hammered the bottom line after watching 33 runs yesterday,” Brosman said. “So far we have placed almost 90% of the bets and money on the over and have increased the figure by half a point from 9 today.
“Late bias always weighs heavily on punters – we’re happy with our current line-up but will be cheering for it this afternoon.”
Toronto Blue Jays (51-43) at Boston Red Sox (48-46), 4:10 PM ET Saturday
Point Spread: Blue Jays -1.5 (Beau Jays favored to win by more than 1.5 runs, otherwise Red Sox cover)
Cash line: Blue Jays -167 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Red Sox +140 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $24)
Total points over/under: Both teams combined to score 9 runs
Some odds and ends from Friday’s blowout for the Blue Jays:
– Toronto scored in each of the first six innings, scoring seven runs in the third and adding 11 more in the fifth.
– The 28 runs were the most in Red Sox history, surpassing Cleveland’s 27 in 1923.
– Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied Frank Catalanotto’s Toronto record with six hits (6-for-7), and he drove in five.
– It wasn’t the Red Sox record for most losses. Boston lost by 24 (27-3) in that 1923 game.
– The Blue Jays set a franchise record for most runs scored in a game, breaking the previous mark of 24, set in 1978. They broke that record in the fifth inning.
– “Toronto” made five home runs, two – catcher Jansen.
– Each of Boston’s first four pitchers allowed more runs than they scored – a starter Nathan Evaldi allowed nine runs while striking out eight Austin Davis five runs in four innings, Caleb Orth eight runs in two-thirds of an innings and Darvinzon Hernandez five runs in four outings.
– After the Yankees lost their last two games before the All-Star break, Boston has been outscored 55-8 in their last three games.
– Per ESPN Research, the minus-47 run differential through three games is the worst of any team in the modern era.
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