Led by a 16-hit attack, the Blue Jays cruised to a 15-4 lopsided victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday night. Though none of the 16 hits was a home run, Toronto recorded nine doubles on the evening, matching a franchise record in the process.
Leadoff hitter(?) Matt Stairs collected a pair of doubles, as did Alex Rios and Frank Thomas. Meanwhile, Vernon Wells, Gregg Zaun and Lyle Overbay managed one apiece.
The only other time the Blue Jays have collected nine doubles in the franchise’s 31-year history came in 1993. On September 19 of that season, Toronto won its eighth straight contest, dispatching the Minnesota Twins, 10-0, at the Metrodome.
Pat Borders led the way with a pair of doubles. Meanwhile, seven other players notched a two-bagger as well. Those included: Devon White, Darnell Coles, Tony Fernandez, Paul Molitor, John Olerud, Roberto Alomar and Ed Sprague. Interestingly, that meant that Joe Carter was the only player in the starting lineup without a double in the game. Carter went 1-for-4 with a single in the contest.