Mookie Betts made another acrobatic play to help the Red Sox in Game 5

It appeared as though the fly ball might have been a bit short of a home run this time.

Mookie Betts catches Alex Bregman's fly ball in the sixth inning Thursday.
Mookie Betts catches Alex Bregman's fly ball in the sixth inning Thursday. –Barry Chin / Globe Staff

Mookie Betts may have been onto something.

When an Astros fan impeded his chances of robbing a home run in Game 4, Betts said after the game that he was positive he would have made the play.

Granted, umpire Joe West called Jose Altuve out on a controversial ruling, but fans were left wondering whether Betts was right.

On Thursday in Game 5, Betts showed them a glimpse of what he was talking about, reminding them that he’s capable of acrobatics.

With the Red Sox leading 4-0 and no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Betts ranged to his right, drifted to the warning track, leaped up, and snared the fly ball off Alex Bregman’s bat.

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Much like Wednesday night, the camera angles provided didn’t definitively show whether the ball would have sailed over the fence. It appeared as though it might have been a bit short of a home run, but regardless, the play carried great significance.

It helped keep starter David Price’s shutout intact, as the lefthander turned in the best outing of his postseason career. Price dominated, striking out nine and only allowing three hits in six sharp innings.

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