Betts hits three home runs again as Red Sox edge Royals



May 2, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Major League Baseball: Red Sox 5, Royals 4

BOSTON — With the sun beating down on an 86-degree Wednesday afternoon in Boston, the Royals all stood with their backs to home plate as they watched a replay of Mookie Betts’ second home run of the game soaring over Fenway Park’s left-field wall.

All, anyway, but Royals left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy, who watched it live, muttering to himself and shaking his head.

As the ball cut through the air at 98 mph, it hugged the third-base line. It had the launch angle for a home run — 31 degrees — but it almost didn’t seem Betts got enough of the pitch to drive

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