In very much related matters, Sox starter Martín Pérez lasted just 1 1/3 innings, and reliever Ryan Weber allowed 11 runs. The other two Boston pitchers in this one were utility man Marwin González and infielder Christian Arroyo. On the other side of the things, the hard-hitting Blue Jays made road team history in this one:
The 8 homers by the Blue Jays were the most ever by a visitor at Fenway. The record of 7 had last been reached in 1967 by the Orioles. The Jays tied the record for a single game by one team (home or visitor) at Fenway, last reached in 2013 by the Red Sox.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) June 13, 2021
Indeed, on Sunday seven different Jays hitters -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Marcus Semien, Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Teoscar Hernández, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Rowdy Tellez -- combined for eight homers, which, as noted, above is the single-game record for a road team in Fenway Park. Hernández went deep twice, and Guerrero Jr's was his MLB-leading 21st of the season. Guerrero is now batting .344/.450/.688, and you may consider the 22-year-old to be squarely in the AL MVP discussion.
Here's a look at the Sunday ritual abuse inflicted upon Boston pitchers:
Toronto now leads the majors in home runs with 99 and ranks second in OPS, and that's despite getting just 18 plate appearances from star center fielder George Springer. The Jays' marquee offseason addition has barely played because of oblique and quad injuries.