Red Sox - 211 100 001 - 6 15 1 Astros - 000 000 101 - 2 6 0Mookie Betts went 4-for-5, with three extra-base hits and three runs scored:
1st inning: triple, scored on Pedroia singleThe last Red Sox batter to hit two triples in one game: Jacoby Ellsbury, on June 23, 2009. And the Boston batter before that? David Ortiz, July 22, 2004!
2nd inning: double, drove in Bradley
4th inning: single, scored on Bogaerts double
6th inning: flied to center
9th inning: triple, scored on wild pitch
Betts is the sixth Red Sox batter since 1913 to hit a double and two triples, and score three runs, joining Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Dusty Cooke, Ike Boone, and Babe Ruth.
Steven Wright (6.2-4-1-5-6, 116) allowed no earned runs and lowered his ERA to 1.40, tops on the Red Sox staff. (Ryan Hanigan was behind the plate and was charged with three passed balls.)
Four other Red Sox had two hits: Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez, and Travis Shaw.
Steven Wright / Collin McHugh
Betts, RFReliever Carson Smith could start a minor league rehab assignment next week. Smith's return will be welcomed by everyone, but Koji Uehara, who pitched in eight of the team's first 12 games, may be especially glad to have him back in the bullpen.
Also: Jake Arrieta pitched his second career no-hitter on Thursday, as the Cubs beat the Reds 16-0. Arrieta is now 15-0 with a 0.65 ERA in his past 17 starts.