Oh Canada! Betts Drives In 8 Runs In Sox Win Sunday!
Mookie Betts set a record becoming the 1st Red Sox player to drive in 8 runs from the lead-off spot in the batting order, as the Boston Red Sox crushed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-1 on Sunday, July 2nd. The Boston Red Sox now have a 4 game winning streak and are 3.0 games ahead of the New York Yankees alone in 1st place in the AL East.
Betts was 4-6 with 2 home runs. He now has 15 homers on the season. One of the home runs came after Lin and Marrero reached on consecutive bunts!
Every starter for the Red Sox had a hit, as the Red Sox banged out 21 hits, the most in a game all season long. Hanley Ramirez had 3 hits, including his 12th home run of the season. Jackie Bradley Jr. had 3 hits, Devin Marrero playing 3rd base had 3 hits, including a double and Tzu-Wei Lin, playing shortstop for Xander Bogaerts who was scratched right before the game with a "tight groin" had 3 hits, including his 1st major league triple.
Drew Pomeranz picked up the win for the Red Sox, he's now 8-4 on the season. Pomeranz pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 run, which was earned, striking out 3 and walking 2.
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The Red Sox travel to Texas to play the Rangers in a 3 game series Tuesday night, with the pregame starting at 7:20 PM and the 1st pitch at 8:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.