Recap - Mookie's Blasts Power Sox Past O's

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Mookie Betts slammed a pair of home runs and the Red Sox no-hit Baltimore for 6.1 innings as Boston beat the Orioles 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

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Eduardo Rodriguez no-hit the Orioles through four innings, walking just two batters, before being lifted two pitches into the fifth inning with what was described as tightness in his right hamstring. It was shaping up to be his most dominant performance since returning from the disabled list last month.

Post-game speculation was that the tightness had more to do with cramping and dehydration than an actual injury.

Betts (pictured) gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth with his first home run of the game. His second one, a two-run shot in the eighth, snapped a 3-3 tie.

Brad Ziegler was the winner in relief, despite blowing a save opportunity in the seventh.

Craig Kimbrel earned his 21st save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

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