BOSTON -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 16-2 win over the Diamondbacks:
* “Yeah I may make a bet with him now.” Mookie Betts on tying David Ortiz with 26 home runs.
* “The whole team,” Betts said when asked who told him to swing for the fences after his third home run.
* “My mindset was, regardless of what happens with that runner [on second] to not let anybody else get into scoring position. When you get a runner on second base with nobody out that early in the game, chances are they’re going to put the run across.” Rick Porcello on getting out of the first inning jam.
* “When we look up towards the end of September, he’ll be in the conversation” John Farrell on Porcello being in Cy Young talks towards the end of the season.
* “It’s just one of those games I found the barrel. That’s it. I got pitches to hit and I didn’t miss ‘em.” Dustin Pedroia on his five-hit performance.
* Mookie Betts’ three-home run performance is the second of his career, with the earlier instance coming on March 31 at Baltimore. He’s the only Red Sox player to have two three-run home run games in a season besides Ted Williams in 1957.
* Betts’ eight RBI performance Sunday is a new single-game career-high. That total is also the most by a Red Sox’ hitter since Bill Mueller had nine on July 29, 2003, when he hit two grand slams on the road against Texas.
* Betts also set a new career-high with four runs scored.
* Dustin Pedroia logged his fifth career five-hit game. That’s the most by any player in Red Sox history.
* Rick Porcello earned his career-high 16th win of the season, tying J.A. Happ for the MLB lead.
*Porcello improved to 12-0 at Fenway Park this season, becoming the first Red Sox pitcher to begin a season 12-0 at home since Dave Ferriss in 1946.
*Andrew Benintendi now has five multi-hit performances in 11 games played after his two-hit effort Sunday.
* Despite one side scoring 16 runs, the Sunday afternoon game only took two hours and 49 minutes to play.
1) Mookie Betts
Not enough can be said about Betts’ big day. Three home runs and eight RBI, finishing 4-for-6.
2) Rick Porcello
As much as his outing went unnoticed because of the offense, Porcello dominated the Diamondbacks offense, holding them to one run and three hits over seven innings.
3) Dustin Pedroia
Taking over for Betts as the leadoff hitter has been a smooth transition for Pedroia. After a two-hit performance Saturday, with an RBI, Pedroia went 5-for-6 with two RBI and scored three runs.