Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox hit four home runs, including Mookie Betts’ 20th of the season, in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.

Betts went deep off Angels starter John Lamb on the first pitch of the ballgame, sending right fielder Michael Hermosillo toppling over the wall and into the bullpen. It was his fourth leadoff home run of 2018, leaving him just three behind Nomar Garciaparra’s franchise record of seven in a single season.

J.D. Martinez also homered, his 24th of the season to take sole possession of the major-league lead over Mike Trout. He also leads the majors with 61 RBIs and sits fifth in all of baseball with a .326 batting average and third with a 1.039 OPS.

Christian Vazquez and Jackie Bradley Jr. also hit home runs for the Red Sox. Bradley has batted .303 with two homers and seven RBIs in his last 10 games, but is still batting just .199 on the season.

David Price threw his fifth straight quality start, allowing just one run over six innings. He scattered five hits and two walks while striking out seven, improving to 9-5 on the season and lowering his ERA to 3.66.

Up Next: The series continues on Wednesday night at Fenway Park with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. Rick Porcello (9-3, 3.44 ERA) takes on Andrew Heaney (4-5, 3.43 ERA).


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