The three homers Betts hit Wednesday afternoon against the Royals made him the first player in Major League Baseball history to have four 3-home run games before turning 26-years-old.
The 35-year-old Encarnacion said Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols made a FaceTime call to him after the victory. The second line is chipping in a little, but the third and fourth lines have been almost invisible in this series and the Bruins need a spark to get some goals from other players and I don't see why taking a chance on a dynamic forward like Donato isn't worth a try in game four, which is really, other than game seven, the most pivotal and critical of any series. "He's a great guy".
In the eighth, Cheslor Cuthbert hit his third home run of the year to get the Royals within one run of the Sox. The designated hitter leads the team with nine homers despite a.191 batting average.
The loss was the seventh in the last 12 games for the Red Sox, who were opening a 10-game trip. I don't care about striking out that much. "Some of it is surprising to myself, like the last one (Wednesday), but I know I can drive it, but it's just a matter of using the whole field and driving it everywhere". It's just he's able to see the ball pretty deep and his quickness and his reaction skills are awesome.Just extremely quick hands.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper hit a leadoff homer and drove in three runs, Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 and the Nationals earned their fourth straight win.
Texas, which is in the midst of a 13-games-in-13-days stretch, had used seven relievers over 8 1/3 innings in the first two games of the Cleveland series, giving up nine runs.
"I was slow because it was so exciting", Martinez said. I'm talking about Ryan Donato, son of former Bruin Ted, who was mercurial form the Bruins in the last couple of weeks of the regular season but has seen action so far in only one playoff game for Boston in the post-season. Mazara then drilled a homer to plate three runs, himself included, to make it 10-3. His value to the Sox is highest when he's healthy, as the four games he's missed to this point were due to minor injuries that healed with immediate rest.
Texas (+130) is the underdog to Boston (-140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Jackie Bradley Jr. looked like he had an angle as he tracked it to his left, but the ball bounced off his glove and behind him for the first run. "He wanted to enjoy it".
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez hit his first major league home run and threw 7 1/3 effective innings.
"Still working on trying to run and seeing if I can get that squared away", said Murphy, who spoke with reporters for the first time since returning from extended spring training on Monday. Murphy says he's not running the way he would if at 100 percent, adding that it's frustrating to be unable to play while his teammates compete so hard each night. "My at-bats are a little bit different [from last year]".