ST. LOUIS — Mookie Betts led off Tuesday’s 6-3 Red Sox win with a home run, tying Jacoby Ellsbury’s club record of 10 long balls to start a game.
Betts has an initial thought on how the Celtics should now lead off the draft.
“I have no idea. That’s a great question,” Betts said. “I’m thinking maybe (Malik) Monk. He may help IT. Got a couple games in the playoffs to see and then I can answer that. I’m going to study it.”
Betts has already been to a Celtics playoff game this year, alongside Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero.
Betts has five home runs this month and is hitting .293 in May after a 1-for-5 night. He pulled off a great spin-and-throw in right field as well to cut down Matt Carpenter at second base in the fifth inning.
“Yeah I practice that every day,” Betts said. “For times like that. I think that’s one of the first opportunities I’ve had to do one in a game. I’ve done it so many times it was kind of second nature.”