Betts' 3 HRs Leads Red Sox Past Royals

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May 02, 2018 - 4:17 pm

May 2, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) at bat during the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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BOSTON (AP) - Mookie Betts belted three solo homers and J.D. Martinez also went deep, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals 
on Wednesday.
 
It was the fourth three-homer game for the 25-year-old Betts, who snapped a tie with Hall of Famer Ted Williams for most three-homer games in franchise history.

Betts also became the first player in major league history with four three-homer games before turning 26, according to STATS.
 
AL East-leading Boston won for the third time in four games after losing 7-6 in 13 innings on Tuesday night.
 
Cheslor Cuthbert homered for Kansas City, and Drew Butera had a two-run double.

The Royals were trying for consecutive wins for just the second time this season.

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