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Howie Kendrick

Betts Homers Twice To Lift Red Sox Over Phillies 7-3

PHILADELPHIA — Mookie Betts homered twice and Xander Bogaerts had three RBI to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Wednesday night.

Betts had four hits and drove in three to lead an offensive barrage off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-5). Boston tagged him for six runs on nine hits in just five innings.

Betts led off the game with a single and had an RBI double in the second, but his biggest hit was a solo home run in the fourth inning after the Phillies had scored three runs to close within 5-3.

He had a chance to get the cycle in the ninth inning, but instead of a triple connected for home run No. 11 to put the game out of reach....