Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Mookie-Palooza II' Propels Red Sox To 5-3 Win Over O's

(AP Photo)
He's at it again! MVP contender Mookie Betts accounted for all five Boston runs in a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles last night. Betts clouted his 27th and 28th HRs of the year. The Sox right-fielder is now hitting .426 in 11 games against the Birds this year—with 12 homers and 18 RBIs. If The Bronx Embalmers had not blown a 6-0 lead against the Blue Jays, your Carmine Hose would have been in a three-way tie for first-place in the AL East. Betts now has 89 RBIs in mid-August, and is in the discussion (along with teammate David Ortiz, Jose Altuve and Manny Machado) for the AL MVP Award. On the downside, Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave the game after four plus innings with tightness in his hamstring—although this looks like it might be a minor injury. Boston has another chance tonight to capture a piece of fist place.