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In the first at-bat of the game, Mookie Betts blasted a solo home run off Angels starter Jose Suarez. Betts lofted the fifth pitch of the game into the left-field bullpen to give the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead.
Here's a look at the lead-off homer, courtesy of the Red Sox official Twitter account.
The homer was the 22nd of the season for Betts. The Red Sox are 11-8 this season in games which Betts homers.
The Sox will certainly appreciate Betts getting them on the board early as they look to create some momentum for a Wild Card push. They are currently 5.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot in the AL, trailing both the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays in the standings.
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WATCH: Mookie Betts blasts lead-off homer against the Angels originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston