Mookie Makes Sure Sox Win [VIDEO]
Mookie Betts made sure there would be no more baseball on this Friday night. A leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a walk-off 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
The victory adds another half-game lead in the AL East after the Yankees got rained out again. The lead is now five games.
Give the Twins credit, they made it another tight, grinder of a game. Chris Sale pitched the first six innings, giving up no runs, three hits and striking out 10.
But for the second straight night, the Boston bullpen had tough time. Ryan Brasier gave up a run in the 7th inning and Craig Kimbrel gave up two runs, and the lead, in the 9th.
Rafael Devers ripped a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game 3-3.
Then the Betts blast in the bottom of the 10th to win it. His 25th homer of the year and he's first ever walk-off home run.
The Sox are 72-33 and play the Twins again today. Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 6:25pm.