Mookie Betts does not slow down.
After Mike Trout and J.D. Martinez hit his 16th home race of the season earlier at night and tying Betts for the MLB lead, bets sent his 17th, a line drive shot over the Green Monster in the seventh inning of the Sox's 6-2 victory over first place Atlanta Braves last night.
Betts and Martinez have gone back and forth in recent weeks, hitting homers as Betts has at least a share in the home run lead.
Trout fired a solo shot against the Yankees earlier in the night Yanks slipped past the Angels, 2-1, to keep up with the Red Sox.
The Sox remain one game ahead of the Yankees and could soon catch them in another contested race: most homers in the majors. The Yankees have hit 80. And after the Sox hit four last night, they're at 75. No other team has 70.
"It's good to see," said manager Alex Cora . "I think that even though we sometimes extend the strike zone, we remain aggressive regardless of the number, seeing many two-stroke homers, that's good to see, they've done damage, they're doing a good job, I just hope we can continue. "
Eduardo Rodriguez picked up a game that is very typical of his season. There were many low counts and three allowed walks, he reached seven, but did not come out of the sixth inning. He gave up two runs, both in the third inning, to give the Braves a 2-0 lead, then he went with two outs in the sixth. His ERA is now 4.02.
Martinez slammed the Sox with a solo shot of Braves Ass Julio Teheran who was just scratching the monster's head for his 1
The Slump Jackie Bradley Jr. on a well-beaten triplet, his first of the year, and later scored in the fifth.
Betts hit his two-run jack in the seventh.
And in the 8th Mitch Moreland in his first start as the newly appointed daily first baseman, struck a strike in the fifth series of the Beachers in the straight-ahead midfield for his eighth of the year.
"To be honest, that was not the first thing I thought about," said Moreland, replacing Hanley Ramirez . "But it felt good to have another run there, obviously with all the other guys who hit Homers."
Pedey ready to go
After the absence of the first 50 games of the season, Dustin Pedroia returned to the Red Sox yesterday and had to watch the 51st game of the season from the bench.
Pedroia was not in the line-up last night, but said he should play today and Sunday at 1pm. Games against the Braves
It remains to be seen how often the Red Sox Pedroia will play on the grid as he races has recovered from a major reconstructive knee operation.
"I feel good, they've been holding me through a lot of tests to see how I feel the next day," Pedroia said. "I did a lot of it in the extended spring training, and then I just played in Pawtucket in a row, I played a night game and then an 11 o'clock game and felt great, I think I play (today) and the next day.
"(Manager Alex Cora ) just said:" Communication is the key to surpassing everything before it happens. "I feel fine I move much better than last year, not so much with Pain. I'm excited.
Pedroia had only one hit during a five-game rehab job with Triple-A Pawtucket, who went with three walks and three strikeouts 1:15.
"Timing was a bit off the final days", He said, "But here's another game. You go to Gameplan a pitcher you've seen before, where you have not faced a guy. I have not done that for a long time. It was a little different. "
Cora expects Pedroia to slip lower in order, somewhere he can run in runs.
" We'll put him in a position that I think he's a run producer, and we'll be Maximize talent, "said Cora." He'll be good for us. We just have to be careful with him as far as the workload is concerned.
It seems as if the Red Sox have been waiting for the right-handed Tyler Thornburg to take the last step of his recovery for weeks, but they will have to wait a bit longer.  Thornburg, who returned from the surgery to treat the grim thoracic outlet syndrome, had his rehabilitation task canceled yesterday and will stay with the Red Sox for seven days, continuing his rehab work on the site. He will be able to rehabilitate the PawSox next Friday.
"Tyler, he is fine, he has no problems," said Dave Dombrowski president of the baseball campaign his last day for a rehab is Tuesday. This means that he would basically have to be activated on Wednesday and he would have to be 100 percent a part of the Bullpen, have to work several days and he is not quite in his rehab.
"He's very close, but we do not have to rush this process, we do not want to put him out there and have him pitched too often for him to be a setback."
Hall class honored
Vor In the game against the Braves last night, the Red Sox have inaugurated their Hall 2018 of Fame class. The class included four former players ( Kevin Youkilis Derek Lowe Mike Lowell and the late Buck Freeman ) and two un-uniformed recruits ( Pumpsie Green and Arthur D & # 39; Angelo ).
The Red Sox will hold their old-timer game tomorrow before 1 pm Begin with the Braves, and during Dave O'Brien and Jerry Remy the game call for live taping, NESN does not send it before 20 o'clock. Tomorrow night. Tom Caron will be on the field during the game interviewing players.