Betts has 2 HRs, 6 RBIs as Red Sox roll past Athletics 11-1

BOSTON (AP) ��� Mookie Betts can't pinpoint exactly what has changed about his swing lately. The Red Sox right fielder just knows it's starting to feel pretty good.

Betts hit two home runs and a two-run triple, and Boston rolled past the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Tuesday night.

The Red Sox, winners of five of their last six, pushed their American League East lead back to four games over the Yankees following New York's loss to 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

Betts went 3 for 5 with six RBIs. He's driven in three runs or more in a team-high 11 games.

"I think this is the most consistent I've been," he said. "This is the time where things are a little more magnified due to the playoff race. If I am more relaxed, then that's good."

The loss snapped a five-game win streak for the A's, who scored 41 runs in a four-game sweep of the AL West-leading Houston Astros. They managed just one run and one hit off Eduardo Rodriguez (5-5), who struck out nine over six innings.

In his second career start at Fenway Park, Sean Manaea (10-10) was pulled after giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Last season, he allowed eight runs over 2 2/3 innings in Boston.

"Just falling behind guys," Manaea said. "When I did throw a strike, it was kind of right down the middle."

The Red Sox scored at least nine runs for the third time in four games.

Boston blew the game open with a five-run second inning, getting RBI singles from Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez and Dustin Pedroia before Betts cleared the bases with his triple.

"Offensively a very good night, particularly with the number of hits we took the other way," manager John Farrell said. "That's always a positive sign for us."

20-20 CLUB

Betts now has 21 home runs on the season, and is the first Red Sox player ever to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in back-to-back years. The only other Red Sox hitter with two such seasons is Jackie Jensen in 1954 and 1959.

COLD BATS

The A's had three or fewer hits for the 12th time, tied with the Chicago Cubs for the most such games in the majors this season.

LEAPING GRAB

Jackie Bradley Jr. came up empty in the first when he a mistimed a jump against the center field fence while trying to take away a hit from Jed Lowrie, who ended up with an RBI double.

Bradley made up for it in the fifth when he came down with a leaping grab just in front of the fence on a hard-hit ball by Marcus Semien. Bradley added an RBI double in the bottom of the inning.

FLORIDA PLANS

Farrell said the Red Sox still expect to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida on Friday to begin their three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa-St. Petersburg area is recovering after Hurricane Irma swept through earlier this week. "Everything right now points to us going there," Farrell said. Major League Baseball moved what was supposed to be a three-game home series for the Rays against the Yankees to the Mets' Citi Field.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Eduardo Nunez Farrell will be out "at least another week," Farrell said. Nunez suffered a bruised right knee on a headfirst slide on Saturday and has experienced tightness and swelling. An MRI revealed a sprain, but it was "not MCL or ACL-related," Farrell said.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Jharel Cotton (7-10, 5.82 ERA) is slated to make his first career start against the Red Sox.

Red Sox: RHP Doug Fister (5-7) is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in his last four starts.

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AthleticsOAK63-81
100000000132
Red SoxBOS82-62
05022200X11160
  • W: E. Rodriguez (5-5)L: S. Manaea (10-10)
  • HR: BOS - M. Betts 2 (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS40000012.253.339.387.725-0.5
J. Wendle 2B00000000.500.600.7501.3500.0
C. Pinder RF21000222.241.297.470.7672.0
J. Lowrie 2B20110101.274.354.439.7934.0
F. Barreto SS10100000.204.259.389.6481.0
K. Davis LF30000013.240.331.521.852-0.5
R. Nunez LF00000100.000.333.000.3331.0
R. Healy DH30000011.268.299.455.754-0.5
a- J. Smolinski DH10000013.500.500.5001.000-0.5
M. Olson 1B30100020.270.355.618.9731.0
M. Chapman 3B40000032.243.318.496.813-1.5
M. Canha CF40000032.214.259.397.656-1.5
D. Garneau C20000202.184.270.320.5902.0
  • a-struck out for Healy in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Pedroia 2B42310001.309.385.413.7986.0
B. Holt 2B10000000.173.281.209.4900.0
C. Young LF51200013.237.328.388.7172.5
M. Betts RF52362002.264.344.449.79319.0
H. Ramirez DH50000012.240.322.426.749-0.5
S. Travis 1B41100010.304.381.411.7921.5
X. Bogaerts SS32310100.270.333.400.7328.0
R. Devers 3B41100013.299.357.506.8641.5
C. Vazquez C42220011.296.338.412.7496.5
J. Bradley CF30110002.257.334.423.7573.0
R. Davis CF10000000.231.291.343.6340.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lowrie (44)
    • RBI - J. Lowrie (53)
    BATTING
    • 2B - X. Bogaerts (29), C. Vazquez (16), J. Bradley (19)
    • 3B - M. Betts
    • HR - M. Betts 2 (21)
    • RBI - D. Pedroia (57), M. Betts 6 (87), X. Bogaerts (54), C. Vazquez 2 (30), J. Bradley (58)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 4 (33), C. Vazquez (15), J. Bradley (24)
    FIELDING
    • DP - M. Olson, M. Semien, J. Lowrie
    • E - D. Garneau, C. Pinder (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - S. Travis, D. Pedroia, X. Bogaerts
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Manaea (L, 10-10)3.211770414.651.41-12.0
    S. Castro1.13220103.721.17-1.5
    R. Alcantara2.022210112.271.821.0
    M. Brady1.00000006.081.353.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Manaea (L, 10-10)3.2
    S. Castro1.1
    R. Alcantara2.0
    M. Brady1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Rodriguez (W, 5-5)6.01114904.191.2726.5
    B. Workman1.00000302.311.064.5
    C. Smith0.21002100.001.88-2.5
    A. Maddox1.11000100.000.662.5
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Rodriguez (W, 5-5)6.0
    B. Workman1.0
    C. Smith0.2
    A. Maddox1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 84-53, S. Castro 25-17, R. Alcantara 31-20, M. Brady 7-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 3-3, S. Castro 3-0, R. Alcantara 4-2, M. Brady 2-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 21, S. Castro 7, R. Alcantara 9, M. Brady 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - E. Rodriguez (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 109-64, B. Workman 13-9, C. Smith 29-15, A. Maddox 16-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 2-6
    • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, B. Workman 3, C. Smith 5, A. Maddox 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    AthleticsOAK63-81
    100000000132
    Red SoxBOS82-62
    05022200X11160
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS40000012.253.339.387.725-0.5
    J. Wendle 2B00000000.500.600.7501.3500.0
    C. Pinder RF21000222.241.297.470.7672.0
    J. Lowrie 2B20110101.274.354.439.7934.0
    F. Barreto SS10100000.204.259.389.6481.0
    K. Davis LF30000013.240.331.521.852-0.5
    R. Nunez LF00000100.000.333.000.3331.0
    R. Healy DH30000011.268.299.455.754-0.5
    a- J. Smolinski DH10000013.500.500.5001.000-0.5
    M. Olson 1B30100020.270.355.618.9731.0
    M. Chapman 3B40000032.243.318.496.813-1.5
    M. Canha CF40000032.214.259.397.656-1.5
    D. Garneau C20000202.184.270.320.5902.0
    Total29131061418-----
    • a-struck out for Healy in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Pedroia 2B42310001.309.385.413.7986.0
    B. Holt 2B10000000.173.281.209.4900.0
    C. Young LF51200013.237.328.388.7172.5
    M. Betts RF52362002.264.344.449.79319.0
    H. Ramirez DH50000012.240.322.426.749-0.5
    S. Travis 1B41100010.304.381.411.7921.5
    X. Bogaerts SS32310100.270.333.400.7328.0
    R. Devers 3B41100013.299.357.506.8641.5
    C. Vazquez C42220011.296.338.412.7496.5
    J. Bradley CF30110002.257.334.423.7573.0
    R. Davis CF10000000.231.291.343.6340.0
    Total3911161121514-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lowrie (44)
      • RBI - J. Lowrie (53)
      BATTING
      • 2B - X. Bogaerts (29), C. Vazquez (16), J. Bradley (19)
      • 3B - M. Betts
      • HR - M. Betts 2 (21)
      • RBI - D. Pedroia (57), M. Betts 6 (87), X. Bogaerts (54), C. Vazquez 2 (30), J. Bradley (58)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 4 (33), C. Vazquez (15), J. Bradley (24)
      FIELDING
      • DP - M. Olson, M. Semien, J. Lowrie
      • E - D. Garneau, C. Pinder (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - S. Travis, D. Pedroia, X. Bogaerts
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Manaea (L, 10-10)3.211770414.651.41-12.0
      S. Castro1.13220103.721.17-1.5
      R. Alcantara2.022210112.271.821.0
      M. Brady1.00000006.081.353.0
      Total8.0161111152---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Manaea (L, 10-10)3.2
      S. Castro1.1
      R. Alcantara2.0
      M. Brady1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (W, 5-5)6.01114904.191.2726.5
      B. Workman1.00000302.311.064.5
      C. Smith0.21002100.001.88-2.5
      A. Maddox1.11000100.000.662.5
      Total9.03116140---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (W, 5-5)6.0
      B. Workman1.0
      C. Smith0.2
      A. Maddox1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 84-53, S. Castro 25-17, R. Alcantara 31-20, M. Brady 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 3-3, S. Castro 3-0, R. Alcantara 4-2, M. Brady 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 21, S. Castro 7, R. Alcantara 9, M. Brady 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - E. Rodriguez (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 109-64, B. Workman 13-9, C. Smith 29-15, A. Maddox 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 2-6
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, B. Workman 3, C. Smith 5, A. Maddox 5
      • 6TH INNING
        Betts homered to left, Young scored111
      • 5TH INNING
        Bradley doubled to deep center, Vazquez scored19
        Vazquez doubled to deep right center, Bogaerts scored18
      • 4TH INNING
        Betts homered to left, Pedroia scored17
      • 2ND INNING
        Betts tripled to deep right center, Vazquez and Pedroia scored15
        Pedroia singled to right, Devers scored, Vazquez to second13
        Vazquez singled to right, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third12
        Bogaerts singled to center, Travis scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Lowrie doubled to deep center, Pinder scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Maddox Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Olson singled to right
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman flied out to deep center
        • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Canha fouled out to catcher
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike swinging, Garneau lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Carson Smith relieved Brandon Workman
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garneau walked
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien lined out to third
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Barreto singled to deep left, Garneau to third
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked, Barreto to second
        • Austin Maddox relieved Carson Smith
        • Jake Smolinski hit for Ryon Healy
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smolinski struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Wendle at second
        • Michael Brady relieved Raul Alcantara
        • C. Young: Young fouled out to third
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts grounded out to third
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brock Holt at second
        • Brandon Workman relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
        • Rajai Davis in center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Franklin Barreto at second
        • Renato Nunez in left
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis popped out to shortstop
        • B. Holt: Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lowrie out at second
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Raul Alcantara relieved Simon Castro
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young singled to center
        • M. Betts: Betts homered to left, Young scored
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Travis: Foul, Travis grounded out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • R. Devers: Devers lined out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garneau walked
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien flied out to deep center
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Castro Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to pitcher, Bogaerts to second on catcher Garneau fielding error
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Vazquez doubled to deep right center, Bogaerts scored
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley doubled to deep center, Vazquez scored
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy flied out to right
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Bradley grounded out to first
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pedroia singled to center
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young flied out to center
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts homered to left, Pedroia scored
        • Simon Castro relieved Sean Manaea
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien flied out to right
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pinder walked
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lowrie lined out to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts doubled to right center
        • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to third
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Olson hit by pitch
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Foul, Ball, Garneau flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Travis singled to right, Travis to second on right fielder Pinder fielding error
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to center, Travis scored
        • R. Devers: Devers singled to center, Bogaerts to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez singled to right, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Bradley popped out to shortstop
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia singled to right, Devers scored, Vazquez to second
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts tripled to deep right center, Vazquez and Pedroia scored
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pinder walked
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie doubled to deep center, Pinder scored
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to third
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Healy lined out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia singled to center
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Young reached on an infield single to shortstop, Pedroia to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Pedroia to third, Young out at second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)