Mookie Betts Hits For Cycle For First Time

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Mookie Betts. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Mookie Betts has achieved a lot in his short major league career. Three-time All-Star, two Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger honor, twice a top-six MVP candidate, and the Red Sox slugger’s certainly a candidate to win that award this year. Betts leads the majors in average, slugging percentage, and OPS.

But, last night, Betts did something for the first time. He hit for the cycle! Sox skipper Alex Cora was impressed.

"Good at-bats, especially the last one against Kenny," Cora said. "3-1 fastball, he misses it, and then 3-2 breaking ball, he crushed that ball. He got the triple out of the way quick, and he walked the at-bat before. It wasn't that he was getting greedy, but you could see him as he's pitching 3-1, and you saw his reaction ... and then he got a slider up and hit it out of the ballpark. That's cool to see. He got on base five times. He's been amazing."

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27 dingers for Betts.

And, good news. The outfielder has 13 career homers in 35 games in Baltimore. That’s where Boston will play tonight. First of four at 7:05.

Nathan Eovaldi will start opposite the homer-prone Dylan Bundy.

Eovaldi hasn’t allowed a run in his first 15 innings for the Sox.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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