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Who's swinging the lumber? Mookie Betts continues hot start

April 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm

The Red Sox offense has jumped out to a hot start this season, and leadoff hitter Mookie Betts has been at the forefront.
Betts is a big reason the Red Sox went 4-1 over the past week and outscored their opponents 45-24 in that span, putting up a ridiculous nine runs per game. The 25-year-old right fielder went 8-for-20 over the past five games, posting a .400 batting average with 8 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
In the season's first matchup with the rival Yankees, Betts went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and five runs scored. In the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and two outs, Betts took a Chasen Shreve changeup over the Green Monster for a grand slam. The home run extended the Red Sox' lead to 14-1 on a powerful offensive night for the Red Sox.

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