The Red Sox put on a show Thursday night vs. the Yankees, setting several records in their 19-3 victory.
They set the tone early with a seven-run first inning, which marked their first time scoring that many runs in the first inning vs. New York since 1989.
The entire lineup kept its foot on the pedal throughout the game. Boston had eight players with two or more RBI to tie the most by an American League team since the Rangers did so in their 30-3 win over the Orioles in 2007.
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The @RedSox have 8 players with 2+ RBI tonight, tying the most in a game in AL history - the last team to do so was the Rangers in their 30-3 win over Baltimore in 2007.
This is the first time any team has ever had 8+ players with multiple RBI against the Yankees.#DirtyWater — Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 26, 2019
The Red Sox' 18th run scored on Thursday set a franchise record for most runs ever in a game vs. their archrival.
With the 18th of their 19 so far tonight, the @RedSox set a franchise record for runs scored in a single game against the Yankees (Prior high: 17- Both May 28, 2005 & July 15, 2005) — StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) July 26, 2019
But wait, there's more. Boston tallied 14 extra-base hits in the blowout to tie for its second-most in a single game.
In addition, the Sox have 10 doubles & 4 home runs for 14 extra base hits- ties for the 2nd most in a single game by a BOS team (Most: MLB record 17 on June 8, 1950 vs the STL Browns) https://t.co/Ogz2TKQSlz — StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) July 26, 2019
Last but not least, the Red Sox set season-highs in runs (19), hits (23), extra-base hits (14), and doubles (10).
What we're trying to say here is what they did to begin their four-game series vs. the Yankees simply was historic. Boston will look to carry its momentum into Game 2 of the series on Friday night, when newcomer Andrew Cashner takes on Yankees southpaw James Paxton.
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