Mookie monster! Betts homers in 9th to complete cycle

11 August, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Mookie Betts hit a big home run to give him the first cycle of 2018. More

Randal Grichuk hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth inning and Teoscar Hernandez added a solo shot to help Toronto avoid a three-game sweep.

"He's pretty good", Toronto starter Ryan Borucki said with a laugh, when asked about Betts, who hit a single in the first, a triple in the second, a double in the fourth to go along with his homer.

Borucki (2-2) gave up four runs off nine hits over five innings, doing enough to keep his team and earn his second big-league win.

It took until August, but Major League Baseball has its first cycle, courtesy of Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts. Martinez became the first player since David Ortiz in 2003 to reach 30 homers and 100 RBIs in his Red Sox debut season.

In the second inning, Betts collected the most hard hit of any cycle by knocking a triple, also to left field.

Boston starter Rick Porcello (14-5) allowed seven runs and six hits in four innings.

He walked three batters and recorded five strikeouts.


The 25-year-old Betts, who announced on Wednesday that he and his partner are expecting a baby, led off the game in the top of the first with a single to left field.

"I don't know if you can [stop Betts from hitting], especially because he's hot", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Betts. The Orioles now trail the Red Sox by a mind-numbing 46 1/2 games.

Boston (81-35) opened the scoring early against Borucki, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning when third baseman Eduardo Nunez brought home Betts and Andrew Benintendi with a line drive to right field.

The 2016 A.L. Cy Young Award victor was uncharacteristically off, issuing two walks to the first two batters he faced. Grichuk hit his two-run dinger in the fifth for his 16th.

The offensive explosion rendered irrelevant Eovaldi's first bad start in a Red Sox uniform.

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (5-8, 4.65) starts the opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay. He is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in three starts at the Rogers Centre.

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