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Betts homers twice to follow up three-home run game


Betts homers twice to follow up three-home run game

Mookie Betts is at it again.

After a three-home run game at Camden Yards on Tuesday, Betts hit home runs in his first two at-bats on Wednesday night against Orioles starter Mike Wright.

Betts was walked by reliever Vance Worley in the third inning and grounded out in the sixth.

No player has ever hit three home runs in back-to-back games.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.