Saturday, July 27, 2019

MookiePalooza: MVP Goes Yard Thrice, Red Sox Double-Up Empire, 10-5

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Mookie Betts had a down June, but he's more than making up for it in July. The 2018 American League MVP homered three times in last night's 10-5 victory over The Bronx Embalmers at Fenway Park. Betts went 4-5 on the night—adding a double and knocking in five runs, while scoring four. Boston pounded out 14 hits on their way to the 10-5 win. Newcomer Andrew Cashner pitched well—going 6.2 innings and giving up just three earned runs, while striking out six. Also in on the onslaught were: Rafael Devers (3-5) and J.D. Martinez (2-4, HR, 3 RBIs). The win moved the Red Sox to within 9 games of The Evil Ones in the American League East. Boston is also now just 0.5 games out of the second American League Wild Card spot.