Mookie Betts

LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against J.A. Happ in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON | Red Sox rally for 11-run inning after Price hurt in 14-6 win

BOSTON — Mookie Betts homered early and had a two-run double in Boston’s 11-run seventh inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 14-6 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night after their hottest pitcher, David Price, was knocked out with a bruised left wrist. The 33-year-old lefty exited in the fourth after being … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox rally for 11-run inning after Price hurt in 14-6 win

BALTIMORE | Sale returns, fans 12 in 5 innings, Red Sox beat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE— Chris Sale celebrated his return from the disabled list by striking out 12 over five dominant innings, and the Boston Red Sox moved 50 games over .500 by completing a sweep of the lowly Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Sale (12-4) was placed on the DL on July 28 with left … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Sale returns, fans 12 in 5 innings, Red Sox beat Orioles 4-1

LEADING OFF: Betts rolls to Baltimore, Correa comes off DL

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: MOOKIE MANIA Mookie Betts tries to follow up his first career cycle when Boston opens a series at Baltimore. The AL MVP contender homered off Ken Giles in the ninth inning Thursday to complete his first career cycle, though the Red Sox still lost 8-5. A … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Betts rolls to Baltimore, Correa comes off DL

TORONTO | Mookie monster! Betts homers in 9th to complete cycle

TORONTO — Mookie Betts has circled a few potential cycles in his young career, not surprising considering his rare combination of power and speed. Boston’s AL MVP contender finally knocked that milestone off his list with his final swing Thursday night. Betts homered in the ninth inning to complete his first career cycle during the … Continue reading TORONTO | Mookie monster! Betts homers in 9th to complete cycle

Trout still setting the standard in AL through first half

At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks. By the end of the season, of course, Sale had to settle for second place — and not a particularly close second — after … Continue reading Trout still setting the standard in AL through first half

LEADING OFF: Red Sox on a roll, Syndergaard returns

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: HEAVEN 11 Mookie Betts and the rolling Boston Red Sox try to win their 11th consecutive game when they host Toronto again at Fenway Park. Betts, who leads the majors with a .352 batting average, had a grand slam and five RBIs in Thursday night’s … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox on a roll, Syndergaard returns