As good as Harper and Scherzer were Sunday, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts had the best day of anyone. Betts became the first leadoff hitter in Red Sox history with eight RBIs, as he drove in eight runs to lead Boston to a 15-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Betts went 4 for 6 with a pair of homers and three runs scored. It helped that Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero had three hits apiece at the bottom of the order to set Betts up to bring them home. Not China Cheap Jerseys to be left out were Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr., who also had a trio of hits each.
The good news for the Tigers is they scored six runs in the ninth inning against the Indians. The bad news is they were already down 11-2 following another disastrous outing by Justin Verlander. The 34-year-old right-hander is now 5-5 with a 4.96 ERA after giving up seven runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings. Verlander has an 11.30 ERA in three starts against the Indians this season.
Aaron Altherr turned what could have been a bad play into a great play. The Phillies center fielder made an incredible bobbling catch and then doubled up Mets outfielder Jay Bruce at first base in the seventh inning of Philadelphia’s 7-1 victory.
And the Steelers consistently rise above the same kinds of storm clouds that encompass all teams and overwhelm many.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger publicly contemplated retirement after last season. The team’s hierarchy of Rooney, Colbert and Tomlin stayed low-key in their responses, saying they hoped he would return. They knew their quarterback likely would be back after Custom Cheap Jerseys some time off to heal physically and mentally after a season that ended with a disappointing loss to New England in the AFC championship game.