Red Sox first team to 30 wins as Price, Betts steal the show

The Boston Red Sox became the first team in MLB to win 30 games this season on Thursday.

In Boston's 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, David Price and Mookie Betts led the Red Sox in ways only they could.

Betts stole three bases in his first three at-bats, and with those steals he accomplished something no Red Sox player has in the team's 117-year history. Betts became the first Red Sox player in history to have a three-home run game and three-stolen base game.

The 25-year-old finished three for four with a walk and those stolen bases. He currently leads MLB in batting average (.364), slugging percentage (.734), runs (46) and hits (56).

As for Price, it appears he has gotten past his battle with a Fortnite injury as he tossed a complete-game, five-hitter. He gave up a mere two runs and took just 95 pitches to finish it off.

Price became the first lefty to throw a complete game in less than 100 pitches in Boston since 2013.

DAVIS DELIVERS

Athletics outfielder Khris Davis went four for four with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs in Oakland's 10-5 win over the Blue Jays.

Justin Turner went three for five with two doubles and five RBIs in his third game back from a fractured wrist. He is batting .462 in 13 at-bats. The Dodgers beat the Marlins 7-0.

 

DREADFUL DESHIELDS

Rangers outfielder Delino Deshields Jr. went 0 for four with three strikeouts and Texas blew a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth to fall to the White Sox 4-2.

 

HERNANDEZ TAKES NICE CATCH

Giants left fielder Gorkys Hernandez had to go all out for a catch on the warning track.

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 Miami Marlins
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 San Diego Padres
Oakland Athletics 10-5 Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox 6-2 Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 St Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox 4-2 Texas Rangers
Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 Los Angeles Angels
Detroit Tigers 3-2 Seattle Mariners
Colorado Rockies 5-3 San Francisco Giants

 

INDIANS AT ASTROS

Seemingly no one can hit Charlie Morton (5-0, 2.03 ERA) right now, and the Astros cannot hit Mike Clevinger (3-0, 2.70 ERA). The long-haired wonder has a 1.04 ERA in 8.2 innings against Houston in his career.

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