Blue Jays' Boyd becomes 1st starter in team history to allow 7 runs without recording an out

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Nick Turchiaro / USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Matt Boyd's second career start was one of the worst in the franchise's 39-year existence.

The 24-year-old was shelled by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday for seven runs off six hits and a walk before manager John Gibbons mercifully removed him from the game in the first inning before recording an out.

Player Result Score
Mookie Betts Single 0-0
Brock Holt Single 0-0
Xander Bogaerts Single 1-0
David Ortiz Home run 4-0
Hanley Ramirez Home run 5-0
Pablo Sandoval Single 5-0
Mike Napoli Walk 5-0

After allowing the first seven batters to reach base, Boyd handed the ball to Liam Hendriks, who allowed three more runs, two of which were charged to Boyd.

Boyd's final line anoints him as the first starter in Blue Jays history to allow seven runs without recording an out. The seven earned runs allowed also tied for the third-most given up by a starter without collecting an out in MLB history, according to Elias Sports.

"Count on me learning from this and being better from this. It won't happen again," Boyd told reporters.

He was optioned to Triple-A following the 12-6 loss.

The Blue Jays sixth-round pick in 2013, Boyd allowed four runs off nine hits (three home runs) in 6 2/3 innings to the Texas Rangers during his major-league debut last week.