Mookie Betts

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

BOSTON | Betts’ slam leads Red Sox past Blue Jays 6-4 for 10th in row

BOSTON — Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Betts added an RBI single in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4, increasing the top batting average in … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts’ slam leads Red Sox past Blue Jays 6-4 for 10th in row

MINNEAPOLIS | Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep. Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs for the Red Sox, who had a season-high 16 hits, and finished 6-4 on a road trip … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

NEW YORK | Gardner beats Kimbrel, Yanks rally to beat Red Sox again

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner capped a slump-busting performance with a go-ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 Wednesday night for their 17th victory in 18 games. Kimbrel (1-2) entered with two … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gardner beats Kimbrel, Yanks rally to beat Red Sox again

LEADING OFF: Strasburg back in SD, Betts rests for Bronx

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: HOMEGROWN Washington ace Stephen Strasburg was born and raised in the San Diego area and was the overall No. 1 draft pick out of San Diego State in 2009. He returns home to start at Petco Park — Strasburg is 6-2 with a 2.94 ERA in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Strasburg back in SD, Betts rests for Bronx

Betts beats Boston in 1st arbitration case, gets $10.5M

PHOENIX/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Mookie Betts beat the Boston Red Sox in the first salary arbitration case of the year. The All-Star outfielder will get a raise from $950,000 to $10.5 million instead of the team’s $7.5 million. Arbitrators Daniel Brent, Mark Burstein and Phillip LaPorte made the decision Wednesday, a day after hearing arguments. The 25-year-old … Continue reading Betts beats Boston in 1st arbitration case, gets $10.5M