July 23, 2016

G95: Twins 11, Red Sox 9

Twins   - 130 001 510 - 11 19  1
Red Sox - 150 101 100 -  9 15  1

Ricky Nolasco / David Price
Holt, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Hill, 3B
Leon, C
Martinez, RF

1 comment:

allan said...

Mookie Betts greeted Twins starter Kyle Gibson with a solo home run to open the bottom of the first inning at Fenway Park. Friday marked the second night in a row that Betts led off the first inning with a homer, having done so against Tyler Duffey on Thursday. The last Red Sox player to hit a leadoff homer in consecutive games was Betts himself earlier this season on May 31 and June 1. Only three other players in the modern era - that is, since 1900 - have hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games multiple times within a single season. Brady Anderson had a four-game streak with a leadoff homer for the 1996 Orioles, Craig Biggio had a pair of two-game streaks in 2001 for the Astros, and Alfonso Soriano had two streaks of two games for the 2007 Cubs.