• A team blowing a 6-0 lead, and blowing it by the 3rd inning
• A team posting an 8-run inning, sending 13 men to the plate
• Both teams blowing saves in the 9th inning
• A combined 15 pitchers used
• A run scored in every inning except the 4th
• More half-innings where a run was scored (11) than wasn't (nine)
• Home runs in the top of 9th, bottom of the 9th and top of the 10th
And more. That set up a slew of rare happenings - most of them unkind to the Red Sox and their 112-year history.
For example, this was the first time that the franchise lost a game in which they had at least 13 runs and 18 hits. They were 165-0-1 in such games in the first 111 years in franchise history. They're 0-1 this year.
But there's more. The Red Sox have now lost twice this season in games where they scored 12 runs. Their other loss came back on April 8, their third game of the season, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers 13-12. So that makes two happenings this season, and prior to this year, it had only happened once to the Red Sox since 1933.
At Least 13 Runs and 18 Hits
Red Sox History
On a similar note, it was another forgettable outing for the Red Sox pitching staff. As a whole, they allowed seven walks, 14 runs and 20 hits. It was the second time this season they've allowed those numbers, also doing so on April 17 against the Texas Rangers.
Before this year, they had allowed those totals once in the previous 24 seasons (against the Twins in 1994).
And the game wouldn't be complete without a Mike Trout accomplishment. Trout recorded his 40th and 41st stolen bases of the season, becoming the youngest player in MLB history with a 20-HR, 40-SB season. It's not the 20-20 club or the 40-40 club, but the 20-40 club will have to do.
Trout is still chasing baseball's record for most stolen bases in a player's age-20 season or younger. That record belongs to Ty Cobb, who swpied 53 bags in 1907.