Friday, 17 August, 2018

Mookie Betts hits for the cycle against Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Th Grichuk drives 3 runs past Red Sox to help Jays avoid sweep
Andrew Wong | 11 August, 2018, 02:23

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Curtis Granderson celebrates scoring a run with first baseman Justin Smoak during the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, on August 9, 2018. He made his second appearance this season against the best team in baseball and his teammates provided run support. "I definitely feel good about this one because I helped keep us in the game and helped us get a victory".

Teoscar Hernandez also had a homer for the Blue Jays (52-62) and Justin Smoak drove in a pair of runs.

He became the 21 player in Red Sox history to hit for the cycle, and just the third to accomplish the feat as a leadoff hitter.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ryan Borucki throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday Aug. 9 2018
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ryan Borucki throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday Aug. 9 2018

Betts hit a no-doubt home run to left in the ninth inning off Toronto closer Ken Giles to record the cycle.

Mookie Betts has done just about everything for the Red Sox this season. "He'll take is walks, too". They'd be like, 'Pearce, you starting today?' I'd be like, 'Nope.

Hernandez's home run in the third increased the Toronto lead to 4-2 before the Red Sox struck for two in the top of the fifth where slugger J.D. Martinez smoked his major league leading 35th home run. The first three hits were off Borucki, who got the win despite giving up four runs on nine hits over five innings. Betts and Andrew Benintendi later scored off Eduardo Nunez's single, putting the Red Sox ahead 2-0. Grichuk hit his two-run dinger in the fifth for his 16th.

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Smoak's hit extended his hitting streak to a season team-high 13 games. "The last few weeks have just felt pretty good".

In the second, Kevin Pillar grounded into a fielder's choice, which allowed Russell Martin to cross home plate and gave Toronto a 3-2 lead.

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