Jul 12, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) hits a grand slam against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning at Fenway Park.

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Who's swinging the lumber? Mookie Betts caps off 13-pitch at-bat with grand slam

Krystle Boyajian
July 13, 2018 - 1:44 pm

After capping off a 13-pitch at-bat with a monster grand slam, it’s no surprise that Mookie Betts is our choice for "Who's swinging the lumber" this week.

Betts’ eight-minute at-bat was the first 13-pitch at-bat ending in a grand slam in Major League Baseball since 1992, and the longest at-bat ending in a homer for the Red Sox since 1988. For Betts, the 95.2 mph home run was his 23rd homer of the year, and the fourth grand slam of his career.

The 407-foot homer gave the Red Sox a 5-2 lead over the Blue Jays, helping them to continue their 10-game winning streak.


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