After hitting three home runs in Tuesday’s game against the Orioles, Red Sox rightfielder Mookie Betts followed his performance up with two more home runs on Wednesday.
Betts, Boston’s leadoff hitter, homered in the first and second innings for the second straight game, his first giving the Red Sox a 1–0 lead and the second tying the game at 4–4. He tied the major league record for home runs in a two-game span with five. The 23-year-old Betts now has 14 home runs on the year. He is the first player in MLB history to homer in the first two innings of consecutive games, according to SportsCenter.
Below is his first-inning home run off Joe Kelly.
Here is his second.
Betts now has five home runs in his last seven at bats. Despite his heroics, the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Wednesday, 13–9.