Right fielder Mookie Betts won the AL Player of the Week for the second time after a stellar performance in which he hit three home runs and 11 RBIs in the Major Leagues during that time . In the six games he played, he hit .375 / .483 / .917 against the Brewers and Rays.
The Brewers took most of the punishment. During a three-game series, Betts went 11-7 with five runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, four innings and eight RBIs. His homer in the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the Dominican Neftalí Feliz gave the victory to the Red Sox.
Betts, 24, was 5-0 on Friday, but recovered on Saturday with a two-run homer and a pushing double.
“Betts already has three or four very good weeks, hitting the ball very well,” said Red Sox pilot John Farrell. “It was a spark plug for us on the first turn, that’s for sure.”
Betts .296 / .375 / .526 this season, with six homers and 25 RBIs. His 13 doubles placed him second in that department in the American League, only behind the 15 of his teammate Mitch Moreland.