Latest Mookie Betts News

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

Sep. 12, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts doesn't expect to be the only Boston Red Sox slugger with 30 homers and 50 doubles. Teammate Rafael Devers is a home run away from joining him. Bogaerts hit his 50th double and drove in a run, Marco Hernandez had two RBI and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to...

LEADING OFF: Mets try to sweep D-Backs, Twins ailing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG BROOM The Mets will try for a four-game sweep over Arizona amid a crowded NL wild-card race. The Diamondbacks had won 11 of 13 entering the series, but New York has shut them down completely, outscoring them 15-3 through the first three games. Right-hander...

Thornton, Blue Jays 2-hit slumping Red Sox in 8-0 win

Sep. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Boston veteran Mitch Moreland said it's been "a tough couple of days" for the Red Sox offense. Doesn't get much more rugged than this. Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-0...

Tellez homers, Toronto beats Boston to end 7-game skid

Sep. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rowdy Tellez snapped the Toronto Blue Jays out of their longest losing streak of the season with another big home run against Boston. Tellez hit a two-run homer, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Blue Jays snapped a seven-game slide with a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on...

Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

Sep. 11, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a...

Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5

Sep. 9, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go. Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox. "Today was really good to see because I...

Rosario nails Devers at plate, Twins hold off Red Sox 2-1

Sep. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Rosario knew he was the only chance Minnesota had at avoiding extra innings when he saw J.D. Martinez's drive heading for the big left field wall at Fenway Park. Rosario was positioned perfectly for the bounce off the Green Monster and delivered a strike to home plate for the final out,...

Betts (2 HRs, 4 hits) leads Red Sox to 6-2 win over Twins

Sep. 5, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts knows the Boston Red Sox are running out of time to be patient. The reigning AL MVP homered on the first two pitches he saw from José Berríos on Wednesday night, collecting four hits and five RBIs in all to help Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2. "I just know he's a...