Betts grimaces in pain during the Sox-Rangers game Sunday. (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox won their third straight yesterday, 6-1 in Texas, to cap the four-game series and improve to a baseball-best 25-and-9.
Chris Sale was brilliant, Mitch Moreland had two more hits, and J.D. Martinez and Sandy Leon each homered--but it wasn't all perfect.
Mookie Betts got hit in the back with a throw in the first and left an inning later, still feeling the effects of a bruised right shoulder.
What's the latest on his injury?
"He's okay," head coach Alex Cora said. "The ball hit him in the shoulder, he didn't feel great, so I just took him out. It just made sense for us. He has a day and a half off, you know, and should be something day to day. He should be ready for Tuesday."
The Sox skipper's obviously hoping to have his MVP contender available for the start of tomorrow's three-game set in the Bronx. Betts leads the majors with a .355 average, 13 homers, an .818 slugging percentage, and 36 runs.
Yankees are sizzling with wins in 15 of 16 to sit just one game behind the Red Sox in the East.
Drew Pomeranz will take his 6.14 ERA to the mound opposite 5-and-1 Luis Severino and his 2.11 mark.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports