Another three-homer game gives Mookie Betts a Red Sox record

Another three-homer game gives Mookie Betts a Red Sox record

Another three-homer game gives Mookie Betts a Red Sox record

The right fielder powered the Red Sox with three home runs against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday en route to a 5-4 win at sunny Fenway Park.

Mazara had a two-run double off Price (2-4) in the third, and an inning later hit a towering three-run homer as the first batter after the Red Sox lefty was pulled from the game.

Betts' three-homer game was the fourth of his career, allowing him to supplant Ted Williams for the most games with three home runs in team history.

The St. Louis right-hander took his time as he circled the bases after hitting his first major league home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Betts and the rest of the Red Sox lineup preyed on Royals pitching throughout the series, totaling 21 runs over a three game span. We do have last season to juxtapose this run against, during which the outfielder seemed somewhat befuddled by the struggles that landed his batting average at.264. One came at 1-1, and the others were 0-2 and 1-2.

It was the third consecutive start Price has given up at least four earned runs, and fourth time in his last five outings.

Since 2016, Betts has 11 multi-homer games, tying him with Baltimore's Manny Machado for second most in the majors over that period. "The problem he's running into is he's starting to fall off before he delivers the pitch".

Boston's Chris Sale struck out six while allowing two runs - one earned - and five hits in seven innings.

"It was more of just thinking about putting it in play versus driving (the ball with two strikes)", Betts said.

Maintaining a slash line of.306/.412/.516 across 148 plate appearances, Betts enjoyed batting against left-handed pitching previous year (compared to his total season slash line of.264/.344/.459).

Gallo performed well against left-handed pitching at home in 2017, slashing.259/.429/.556 in 70 such plate appearances (his overall season line was.209/.332/.536).

MINNEAPOLIS - Fernando Romero pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning in his major league debut, giving Minnesota a badly needed boost.

Mookie Betts continues to produce at an elite level, smashing six home runs along with eight RBI's in his last 11 games. Before that outburst, the Rangers were 2-6 against left-handed starters this season.

Eddie Rosario homered for the Twins, who won for only the second time in their last 13 games.

MIAMI - Aaron Nola allowed four hits in 7 1/3 innings, helping Philadelphia stop a four-game slide.

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