Tuesday, May 31, 2016

'Mookie-Pa-Looza' Breaks Out At Camden, Sox Win, 6-2

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Mookie Betts had a career night in Baltimore on Tuesday—and, because of it, Boston has opened up a 3-game lead in the American League East. The Red Sox right-fielder clouted three HRs (the first lead-off hitter in Red Sox history to do so) in the 6-2 win over the Birds. Betts went yard to each part of the ballpark—smashing his first career opposite-field HR in the seventh. He netted a total of five RBIs on the night. The game also saw Xander Bogaerts extend his hitting streak to 24 games and Eduardo Rodriguez go six solid innings in his 2016 debut. On top of everything, Chris Young (subbing for paternity-leaving Jackie Bradley, Jr.) brought back a two-run HR over the CF fence. As good as Young's catch was, it paled in comparison to Mookie's slicing, diving, tumbling catch later in the game. Tonight, it was 'all Mookie, all the time'.