The two 21-year-old infielders are already future All-Stars and putting up big power numbers. If you had to pick one, choosing isn't easy.
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Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Mookie Betts continues his insane first two months, blasting a three-run homer for the Red Sox to take over the MLB lead with 16. He's on pace for 54 home runs, 64 doubles and more than a run per game while hitting .367. Crazy dominant right now.
BBTN: Cora talks Boston's young stars, Mookie Betts & JD Martinez and the level of competition with the Yanks
Buster Olney talks to Red Sox Manager Alex Cora about his relationship with Boston's young stars, what he's learned about Mookie Betts & JD Martinez and the level of competition with the Yankees.
Every club could use a boost from its farm system, and this crop should be ready to go this summer.
Before listening to Boog Sciambi's discussions with Terry Francona (28:03) & Alex Bregman (30:46), Buster & Tim Kurkjian talk about the top of their power rankings, the great returns on J.D. Martinez & Shohei Ohtani and much more (1:03). Plus, Todd Radom's trivia & #ThirtyUnis dives into the Padres' rich uniform history (32:39).
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
We all expected an American League East power duo to strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers, but not necessarily J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts.
J.D. Martinez hit two vastly different drives for his first multihomer game with Boston, powering Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
The Yankees have the power to put themselves in the record book, but they're not the only club with a chance to make history.
Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi hit consecutive home runs in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Schoop homered and Alex Cobb got his first win of the season as Baltimore beat Boston 7-4 Friday night, ending the Orioles' 13-game road losing streak.
BBTN Scoreboard: Justin Turner Provides A Spark For The Dodgers, David Price Finishes What He Starts, And More Robinson Cano Insight
Buster recaps Thursday's action, including a big day from Justin Turner, David Price's tremendous effort, and the player perspective on Robinson Cano's suspension.
Sure, there's a ton of baseball to be played, but that won't keep us from taking a look at where the award races stand a quarter into the season.
Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer
Hey Red Sox fans... bring back any memories?! Tim Wakefield and Josh Beckett looking at the Green Monster... at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC.
David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning and held Baltimore to five hits in his first complete game this season, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
David Price was one strike away from finishing off his first shutout since 2015 when Manny Machado crushed a two-run homer over the Green Monster seats. It was Machado's 14th home run, breaking an eight-way tie at 13 home runs and giving him the major league lead. Maybe the Orioles need to keep Machado at least until the All-Star Game. Who represents the Orioles otherwise?
BBTN Scoreboard: The Slumping Dodgers, The Conservation Of Chris Sale, And Another Justin Verlander Gem
Buster recaps Wednesday's action, including Justin Verlander's Hall of Fame pursuit, the Red Sox watching Chris Sale's innings, and the disappointing Dodgers.
While you're watching The Show, your favorite team is buzzing about draft day. Here are the first-round picks they prize most.
After a longer-than-expected courting period, J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox finally came together and it looks like a match made in heaven.
Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he doesn't agree with Carson Smith's opinion that fatigue could have contributed to his dislocated pitching shoulder.