Recap - Mookie Betts Has Some Kind of Night

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Mookie Betts (pictured) slammed three home runs to welcome Eduardo Rodriguez back to the starting rotation as the Red Sox pounded the Orioles 6-2 at Camden Yards on Tuesday night.

Betts and Dustin Pedroia went back-to-back in the top of the first inning to give Boston an immediate 2-0 lead. Betts slammed a three-run shot in the second to become the first leadoff hitter in Red Sox history to hit home runs in the first two innings of a game.

His third blast of the night was a solo shot in the seventh, making him the first Boston leadoff hitter to homer three times in one game.

ERod went six innings for the win charged with two runs on six hits. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone in his first start of the 2016 season.

Xander Bogaerts singled in the seventh to extend his consecutive game hitting streak to 24.

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