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Mookie Betts' three-homer game for Red Sox continues MLB's record streak

Mark Townsend
Yahoo Sports Contributor

Three-homer games have been all the rage in Major League Baseball this week.

On Friday, a man very familiar to launching home runs in threes rejoined the club as Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts went deep three times in a 10-5 win against the New York Yankees.

In doing so, Betts made it four straight days where at least one MLB player has posted a three home run game. That represents the longest such streak in MLB history.

The streak began with Robinson Cano of the New York Mets on Tuesday. Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals and Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins followed up on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, before Betts went deep three times in the first four innings against Yankees starter James Paxton.

Prior to Thursday, it had never actually happened on three straight days in MLB history.

It’s also the fourth time a Red Sox hitter has hit three homers in a game against the Yankees.

Betts played the lead role as the Red Sox continued destroying Yankees pitching. The Red Sox exploded for 19 runs on 23 hits in Thursday’s win against New York. Betts went 2 for 4 with a double in that one. On Friday, he added a double.

Betts nears another MLB record

As noted, Betts is no stranger to hitting three home runs in a single game.

Friday marked the fifth such game in his MLB career.

At just 26, he’s already one game short of tying the record for most three-homer games in a career.

Incredible.

Here’s how it compares to some of the most dangerous sluggers in MLB history.

No further proof is needed to support that Betts is among MLB’s most elite hitters.

Like Mike Trout, he just seems to get better each season.

Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts became the latest MLB player to hit three homers in one game. (Getty Images)

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