Betts went 2-for-4 with two triples, two RBI, one walk and two runs scored in Friday's loss to Toronto. Betts drove in a pair on a triple in the second inning, but the Red Sox would ultimately get blown out 13-7. He's off to a hot start in July, going 18-for-44 with three homers and eight RBI over 12 games. Betts has compiled a stellar .357/.445/.697 slash line as the first half of the season draws to a close.
Betts went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win over Toronto. Betts went to battle with Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in the fourth inning, eventually drilling a grand slam during a 13-pitch at-bat that would send Happ packing. The 25-year-old outfielder remains one of the top fantasy players in baseball with an incredible .352/.440/.683 slash line, 49 extra-base hits and 76 runs scored.
Betts went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Boston's 10-5 victory over Kansas City on Friday. It was the 100th career homer for Betts, who touched up Jason Hammel for a 410-foot blast to lead off the game, his 22nd long ball of the season. Career milestones aside, Betts is in the midst of a dominant, MVP-caliber campaign, as he now boasts an incredible .336/.428/.672 slash line through 265 at-bats.
Betts (illness) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. An illness cost Betts a start on Saturday, but he's back in his usual spots in right field and atop the batting order against lefty Marco Gonzales. Betts ranks within the top five in the American League in most traditional statistical categories, and he's been an absolute menace against lefties this season, slugging .750 with six homers in just 56 at-bats.
Betts is not starting Saturday against Seattle due to illness, Chad Jennings of The Athletic Boston reports. The severity of Betts' illness is not yet known. J.D. Martinez will start in right field Saturday, with Eduardo Nunez taking Martinez's spot at designated hitter.