Mookie Powers Sox To Title [VIDEO]
Mookie Betts powered the Boston Red Sox to an 11-6 win and an American League East Division title last night. Make it three straight division titles for the Sox.
Betts had four hits, five RBI, including a big three-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the 8th inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr and Brock Holt also hit home runs as part of the 13 hit attack.
The win is the 104th win of the year, putting the Sox within one of tying the franchise all-time record.
All of this happened despite a miserable performance from starter Eduardo Rodriguez. He lasted just 3.2 innings after giving up seven walks and five runs.
And, when he left the bases loaded in the 4th inning, Heath Hembree came on and gave up a grand slam to Giacarlo Stanton.
It was knuckleballer Steven Wright who then came in to pitch three scoreless innings of relief.
While the Yankee bats were silenced, the Sox got cooking with three runs in the 7th and three more in the 8th inning.
Now it's on to Cleveland and the final three road games of the year.
Chris Sale starts tonight and live coverage begins at 6:35pm on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.