Blue Jays hit inside-the-park Grand Slam against the Red Sox


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You never know what you’re going to see in baseball.

Whenever you think you’ve seen everything you’re ever going to see, baseball finds a way to surprise you.

A general view of the scoreboard as the Boston Red Sox lose 28-5 in the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 22, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 
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The oddest plays often come from the most unexpected places and the most recent bizarre play is no exception.

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Journeyman outfielder Raimel Tapia came to the plate with 2 outs in the top of the 3rd inning of Friday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox matchup at Fenway Park.

Raimel Tapia #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after hitting an inside-the-park grand slam during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 22, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Raimel Tapia #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after hitting an inside-the-park grand slam during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 22, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 
(Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

The Jays already had racked up a 6-0 lead, but with the bases loaded had an opportunity for even more.

Tapia lofted a pop fly towards center fields, and dejectedly tossed the bat away assuming an easy out.

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Instead, Red Sox center fielder Jarren Duran immediately lost sight of the ball, and chaos ensued:

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts with Teoscar Hernández #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays after scoring during the first inning game against the Boston Red Sox on July 22, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts with Teoscar Hernández #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays after scoring during the first inning game against the Boston Red Sox on July 22, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 
(Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Tapia raced around the bases and easily beat the throw, resulting in an incredibly rare inside-the-park grand slam.

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The Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game, rolling past the Red Sox 28-5.



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