Red Sox humbled by Jays in historic loss

On a Saturday afternoon in July 1923, the Red Sox were on the road for a doubleheader when Cleveland scored a run in every inning

the largest margin coming in a 13-run sixth

It was the most runs allowed in Red Sox franchise history.

In the first game after the All-Star break, the Red Sox’s skid reached a historic low as the Blue Jays set franchise records in both runs and hits to take the series opener at Fenway Park, 28-5.

Boston knew how important this three-game series against the Blue Jays would be

With Toronto up by two games for the third American League Wild Card spot.

After losing 10 of their final 13 games leading into the summer recess, the Red Sox spent that time off thinking about how to stay in playoff contention amid an AL East in which they have yet to win a series.

The stage was set for them to start fresh.

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