The three homers Betts hit Wednesday afternoon against the Royals made him the first player in Major League Baseball history to have four 3-home run games before turning 26-years-old.
CLEVELAND - Edwin Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping the Indians to the runaway win.
As for the rest of the series - Rick Porcello (4-0, 2.23 ERA) is slated to throw for the Sox on Friday night with Eduardo Rodriguez (3-0, 4.78 ERA) set to go Saturday and Chris Sale (2-1, 2.14 ERA) slated to go Sunday afternoon. "Gordon's home run was big there to keep us in the ballgame and just keep plugging away". It was his fourth career game with three home runs, breaking a tie with Ted Williams for the most in franchise history.
Sean Newcomb tossed two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and the Braves slammed three home runs off Mets relievers in a 7-0 romp in NY. Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo homer for Milwaukee, which leads the NL Central by a half-game over St. Louis. Some of it is surprising to myself, like the last one today, but I know I can drive it. It's already only the 43rd season in baseball history that has seen at least six three-homer games.
The Dodgers' ended a four-game skid and won for the first time in nine tries at Phoenix as Alex Verdugo doubled and scored twice in a 2-1 decision over the Diamondbacks.
Last year Betts probably wouldn't have hit a home run in any of those at-bats.
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The Mariners believed they had a shot at landing the Japanese star last off-season, only to see him choose a division rival. He hit .329 in his first season with 37 home runs , winning Rookie of the Year honors and finishing fourth in MVP voting.
At 452 feet, his first home run was his longest measured by MLB's Statcast system. Red Sox games have gone over 16 times, gone under 12 times and pushed on one occasion.
Gallo performed well against left-handed pitching at home in 2017, slashing.259/.429/.556 in 70 such plate appearances (his overall season line was.209/.332/.536).
Gordon was 0 for 3 entering the ninth, then hit his first homer of the season.
Tyler Anderson (2-0) pitched a season-high seven innings after leaving his previous start because he was feeling light-headed.
The over has cashed in four of Texas' last seven games.
"He is by far one of the better young hitters in my opinion in this game, how he continues to grow", Banister said of the 23-year-old slugger.
MIAMI - Aaron Nola allowed four hits in 7 1/3 innings, helping Philadelphia stop a four-game slide. Betts' wheelhouse is the entire zone, and he can hit any pitch.