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From the archives | June 27

Red Sox notch historic 25-8 win vs. Marlins

Team ties AL record for most runs in first inning (14)

The late, great broadcaster Ned Martin certainly would have seized on his signature salute of astonishment to sum up the historic spectacle: “Mercy.”

The Florida Marlins could have used a touch of kindness, if not a whole lot of pity, last night as the Red Sox ran roughshod over them in a record-shattering siege in which Grady Little’s marauders set a major league standard by scoring 10 runs before they made an out en route to a 25-8 drubbing before a dizzied 34,764 at Fenway Park.

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