Latest Mookie Betts News

Betts' bases-loaded walk gives Red Sox 4-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts watched patiently as four straight pitches missed the strike zone, and the Red Sox averted disaster. Betts drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Jesse Chavez in the ninth, giving the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and halting Boston's three-game skid. "I...

Pence hits inside-the-park HR, Rangers beat Red Sox 9-5

Jun. 12, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Pence sprinted through his 14th homer of the season, although there was probably no need to hurry. Pence hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run and the Texas Rangers beat Boston 9-5 Tuesday night, capitalizing when the Red Sox unraveled after their manager and right fielder were...

Concern about Ortiz clouds Boston's 4-3 loss to Rangers

Jun. 10, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora started to feel it, with his ballclub loading the bases in the 10th inning after rallying to tie it in the ninth. "This is kind of what David used to do," Cora said on a night when the game seemed secondary to his concern over former teammate David Ortiz....

Hernández drives in 2, Price solid, Red Sox split with Rays

Jun. 8, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price had a milestone night and Marco Hernández completed his long journey back to the big leagues. Hernández hit a key two-run double in his first major league start in over two years, Price pitched six solid innings in his 300th career start and the Boston Red Sox beat the...

Chirinos throws 8 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 5-1

Jun. 7, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Facing four games in three days at Fenway Park, the Tampa Bay Rays were looking to Yonny Chirinos to be solid for as long as possible. Chirinos exceeded all expectations, delivering eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball as Tampa Bay beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Friday night. "That was...

Betts homers as Red Sox beat Royals 7-5 for 3-game sweep

Jun. 7, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mookie Betts is pretty good against Danny Duffy. Betts hit a two-run homer off Duffy in a four-run third inning and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Thursday to complete their first series sweep in nearly a month. Betts is 7 for 11 with five home runs against...

Núñez hits 3-run shot to send Red Sox past Royals, 8-3

Jun. 5, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Cora kept watching the Red Sox hammer pitches right at the Kansas City Royals during the first few innings Tuesday night, and the Boston skipper was confident that eventually some of them would find their way through. Eduardo Núñez finally solved the problem by...

LEADING OFF: Betts back in leadoff spot, Giolito streaking

Jun. 2, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON TOP The World Series champion Red Sox haven't looked quite the same this season — not even on the lineup card. Manager Alex Cora is changing that, restoring 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the leadoff spot. Cora informed Betts before Saturday night's...

Yanks bullpen covers 5 1/3 scoreless, NY beats Red Sox 5-3

Jun. 2, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While players on the Yankees bench gaped at Gary Sánchez's one-handed homer, manager Aaron Boone was already thinking about his next relief pitcher. "Once we got the lead," he said, "we felt like we had a chance to really roll out our guys." No surprise — Boone's bullpen big...

New York Yankees welcome Boston Red Sox

May. 31, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox (29-27, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (36-19, first in the AL East) New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Chris Sale (1-6, 4.19 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 88 strikeouts) Yankees: J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 50 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Yankees are 16-4 against the...