Wednesday June 1st, 2016

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Boston Red Sox rightfielder Mookie Betts hit three home runs in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Betts entered the game with only nine home runs so far this season, but quickly added to the total against Baltimore. Betts drove in five runs with his three long balls, and exited Tuesday’s game batting .283 with 12 homers and 40 RBI.

Betts’s first deep ball came in the first inning, a leadoff solo home run on the second pitch of the game:

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The next inning, Betts hit a three-run shot to left:

Finally, in the seventh, Betts hit a solo homer to right to give Boston a 6–2 lead:

In addition to his offensive fireworks, Betts made a spectacular diving catch in the field:

The Red Sox won 6–2, with Xander Bogaerts also extending his hitting streak to 24 games during the win.

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