Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays 8-5 As Betts Hits For Cycle

Mookie Betts hit for the cycle but it wasn’t enough as the Red Sox fall to the the Blue Jays’ hot bats in Toronto.

Rick Porcello lasted four innings giving up six hits and seven earned runs, including two home runs. His last loss on July 13th also came against Toronto .

Mookie Betts became the first player of the season, and 21st Red Sox player overall, to hit for the cycle. Betts raised his average to .347 with 59 RBI as he continues to be a prime candidate for the American League MVP Award. Designated hitter J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 35th home run of the season tonight, too.

This marks the Red Sox’s first loss since August 1st when the Philadelphia Phillies beat them at Fenway Park. With an 81-35 record though, the Red Sox continue to hold the best winning percentage in baseball at .698.

Despite tonight’s win, the Toronto Blue Jays remain in fourth place with a 52-62 record. The Jays’ Ryan Borucki went five innings giving up nine hits and four earned runs.

The Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards at 7:05 Friday night. The Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi (5-4) will take on the O’s Dylan Bundy (7-10).

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