After a historic stretch in the batter’s box, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was named Player of the Week in the American League.
Betts closed for the week on Sunday in Toronto, where he hit two home runs and drove in eight runs in a 15-1 victory over the Blue Jays. By pushing eight runs in that match, the ranger became the first player in the history of the Red Sox to push that amount as the first bat.
Betts is one of only five players in major league history to achieve such a feat and the first since Ronnie Belliard in 2004.
In all, Betts finished the week with 14 hits, 11 RBIs, six walks and 10 runs. He hit .483 / .556 / .862 with two doubles and three homers.