No Better Than Betts [VIDEO]
Red Sox centerfielder, less than one year removed from Double A Portland, had a career game on Opening Day at Fenway Park, April 13th as the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 9-4.
Betts started his day to remember robbing Bryce Harper of a home run in the top of the first inning. Then in the bottom of the first inning, after reaching first base, and with David Ortiz at bat, stole 2nd and 3rd on the SAME PITCH! After stealing 2nd, he realized with the shift that no one was covering 3rd, popped up and raced to 3rd! Then in the 2nd inning homered off Ryan Zimmerman. Betts ended the day 2-4, with 4 RBI's walking once and scoring 2 runs.
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David Ortiz hit his 2nd homer of the season, drove in 2 run s and was 2-4. Pablo Sandoval was 2-4, Xander Bogaerts was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Catcher Sandy Leon was 3-4 with 1 RBI against his former team
Rick Porcello evened his record at 1-1 allowing 4 hits in 8 innings, 3 Earned Runs, while striking out 6 and walking 1. Ryan Zimmerman picked up the loss for Washington.
The Boston Red Sox are now 5-2. They didn't win their 5th game until their 11th game in 2014. The Red Sox and Washington Nationals will play their 2nd game of the series on Tuesday, April 14th, with a special early start of 6:05, with the pregame starting at 5:20 PM on WDEA AM 1370