Recap - Mookie Homers Twice In Red Sox Win

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Mookie Betts ripped a pair of home runs in a four-hit night to pace the Red Sox to a 7-3 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Betts (pictured) drove in three runs and scored four times, finishing a triple short of the cycle.

Brian Johnson started for Boston but left in the third inning with what was described as left shoulder discomfort. He was charged with all three Philadelphia runs.

Hector Velazquez tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless relief allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two in picking up his first major league win.

Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. each had two hits apiece, part of a thirteen-hit Boston attack.

Pablo Sandoval started at third base and made two very fine plays. Hanley Ramirez got the starting nod at first base, marking the first time since April 2016 both were on the field at the same time.

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