#RedSox Game Summary (June 14) Place Your Bets on Mookie

#RedSox Game Summary (June 14) Place your bets on Mookie. This was a fabulous game for Mookie Betts, and cements his position as a key contributor to this year’s Boston Red Sox. Mookie went 4-for-5, including a single, a double, and two home runs. Red Sox starter Brian Johnson was looking good for the first 2 innings, but in the 3rd, something happened; maybe he pulled something in his shoulder. It’s not quite clear. For whatever the reason, Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis doubled and scored on a Howie Kendrick single. Then, Aaron Altherrr hit a 2 run homer and Tommy Joseph doubled, at which point Johnson’s day was done. He left the game on an injury, and Hector Velazquez took over; and I must say, he comported himself well, and Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, and Robby Scott after him. Boston got off to an early lead with a pair of singles, followed by a Xander Bogaerts double for one run, and an Andrew Benintendi sac fly for another. In the 2nd, after a single and a walk off Philly starter Jeremy Hellickson, Mookie Betts doubled in one run, then a single by the X-Man scored two more. In the 4th, Mookie Betts homered to increase the lead to 6-3. Not content to let that stand, Mookie homered again, in the 9th, to put the game out of reach, 7-3. This game was another that was highlighted by sparkling defensive plays on both sides, too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that Pablo Sandoval acquitted himself well at 3rd. Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also doubled in the game. Boston beat Philadelphia 7-3, in interleague play at Citizens’ Bank Field. Record: 37-28. Game 65/97.

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