MOOKIE BETTS TIES RECORD WITH 8 RBI AS LEADOFF BATTER

The Boston Red Sox thrashed the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday, 15-1, as Mookie Betts tied the MLB record for RBI in a game by a leadoff hitter.

Betts was 4-6 AB with two home runs and three runs scored. He had an RBI single in the 2nd, a three-run homer in the 4th, a two-run dinger in the 6th, and a two-run single in the 7th as the Red Sox swept the Blue Jays in a three-game set and outscored them 29-6.

Prior 8 RBI games from the leadoff slot

Mookie makes five
Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Ronnie Belliard 2003-09-23 COL ARI W 20-9 6 5 3 4 1 0 2 8 1 0
Jim Northrup 1973-07-11 DET TEX W 14-2 6 4 3 3 0 0 2 8 1 0
Bill Glynn 1954-07-05 (1) CLE DET W 13-6 6 5 3 3 0 0 3 8 0 0
Augie Bergamo 1945-07-04 (2) STL NYG W 19-2 6 6 4 5 0 0 2 8 0 0
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Betts prior 8-RBI game

Mookie was batting third
Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SH SF
2016-08-14 BOS ARI W 16-2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0
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Betts prior career multi-homer games

Second two HR game of the season
Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF
2017-06-14 BOS PHI W 7-3 5 5 4 4 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016-08-16 BOS BAL W 5-3 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-08-14 BOS ARI W 16-2 6 6 4 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-06-01 BOS BAL L 9-13 5 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016-05-31 BOS BAL W 6-2 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-05-21 BOS CLE W 9-1 5 5 3 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015-09-30 BOS NYY W 9-5 6 6 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
2015-05-05 BOS TBR W 2-0 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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