Betts rounding the bases Wednesday night. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Mookie Betts told NESN he was thrilled to be back in last night's 5-1 win in Baltimore to help his Red Sox to the series sweep.
"I miss playing, I gotta do something, I'm like a kid full of energy, and this is my way to get it out," Betts said.
Sox will start a four-game set in Seattle tonight, and Betts is likely eager to pick up right where he left off.
That's basically what he's done in two games since returning from a 14-game absence for an abdominal strain. The outfielder's hit safely in both and homered last night for the 18th time this season.
Betts leads the majors with a .352 average and an OPS pushing 1,200.
His manager Alex Cora isn't surprised anymore. This is just Mookie Betts.
"Yeah, he puts pressure on them from pitch one," Cora said. "You saw him being aggressive in the first pitch of the game. The quality of the at-bats are incredible. For not playing what, two weeks? And being able to lay off some pitches in the edges of the strike zone?"
etts has reached base safely in all but four of his 50 games played this year.
David Price will oppose Felix Hernandez in the 10:10 p.m. start.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports