Mookie Betts mashes a two-run homer for the Red Sox’ first runs of the 2016 season

Betts crushed Indians pitcher Corey Kluber's fastball.

Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Cleveland. Jackie Bradley Jr. scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Mookie Betts hit the Red Sox first homer of the season. –Tony Dejak/AP

Mookie Betts wasted no time getting his first homer of the 2016 season.

In the third inning of the Red Sox’ Opening Day matchup against the Indians, the 23-year-old outfielder hit a two-run homer to put the Sox on the board. The homer, which came in Betts’s second at-bat of the season, drove in Jackie Bradley Jr. 

Betts finished the 2015 season with 174 hits, 18 homers, 77 RBI, and a .291/.341/.479 slash line. He has the fifth-best odds to win the AL MVP award.

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