Watch: Mookie hits home runs in his first 3 at-bats

Rob Bradford
July 26, 2019 - 8:41 pm

Mookie Betts offered yet another reminder why everyone why he won the American League MVP last season Friday night at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox outfielder launched home runs in each of his three at-bats -- against Yankees starter James Paxton -- marking the fifth time in Betts' career he has managed a three-home run game. All three cleared the left-field wall.

The first homer came in the first inning, traveling 362 feet with an exit velocity of 103.9 mph and gave the hosts a 1-0 lead.

The second came in the third inning, with the 390-foot solo shot traveling at 102.4 mph. It extended the Red Sox advantage 4-0.

An inning later Betts made it three-for-three with a 376-foot blast which managed at 104 mph. 

The leadoff hitter would double into the left field corner in his fourth at-bat, scoring on Rafael Devers' double to make it 9-1.

Betts managed the feat twice last season, once in Anaheim against the Angels with the other coming in a Fenway Park tilt against the Royals. The previous two occasions were managed in 2016.

He came into the night as one of the hottest hitters in the majors, totaling a .380 batting average and 1.045 OPS in his last 17 games dating back to July 5.