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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Have a day, Mookie Betts!

When your starting pitcher throws a three-hit gem for his sixteenth win of the season, and he's merely an afterthought, you know you've had some kind of game.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Betts (pictured) drilled four hits, including three home runs, and drove in eight runs as the Red Sox battered the Diamondbacks 16-2 to sweep the three-game series.

Rick Porcello, meanwhile, went seven innings to stay perfect at Fenway this year (12-0). He allowed one run on a solo home run to Michael Bourn in the top of the fourth inning. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.

Over his last nine starts, Porcello is 8-1 with earned run average of just over 2.0. He is clearly - CLEARLY - the ace of this staff.

Dustin Pedroia had five hits for Boston, the fifth time in his career he's notched that total (and a new Red Sox record). Betts hit a pair of three-run home runs in the win. Jackie Bradley Jr. also went deep for Boston.

Brock Holt was the only Boston starter without a hit.

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Jim Monaghan 8/14/2016 04:24:00 PM Edit
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