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Mookie Betts is less than perfect in pro bowling event this time

Mookie Betts participated in the PBA Hall of Fame Classic in Texas.Jim Davis/Globe staff/Globe Staff

There was no perfect game for Mookie Betts this time around.

The Red Sox outfielder has spent the week in Texas, far away from the swirling storm surrounding the exit of Alex Cora following an MLB investigation into sign-stealing. Betts has been bowling in the PBA Hall of Fame Classic in Arlington.

He finished 48th out of 56 bowlers, far out of contention to advance past the qualifying round after 12 games.

It was his first PBA event since 2017, when he bowled a perfect game — the third of his career — during the World Series of Bowling.

He may have missed out on the prize money, but a new contract with the Red Sox that will pay him $27 million this year probably will soften the blow.


If you want to watch the finals of the Hall of Fame Classic and see who gets the $30,000 first prize, it airs on Fox Sports 1 at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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