Betts blossomed into a star with the Red Sox. There is no shortage of moments to choose from in his time with the organization. Here are a few that stood out.
April 3, 2014: On opening day for the Portland Sea Dogs, Betts hits a leadoff home run in the first inning and goes 4 for 4 with three runs.
June 29, 2014: Making his major league debut in New York against the Yankees, Betts goes 1 for 3 with a walk, an ill-advised attempt on a diving catch in right field that resulted in a triple, a caught stealing, and a double play.
April 13, 2015: In the 2015 home opener, he goes 2 for 4 with four RBIs, two steals on the same play, and a great catch to rob Bryce Harper of a home run.
Sept. 26, 2015: With the Red Sox heading toward another last-place finish, Betts makes a leaping grab and nearly tumbles over the bullpen wall to rob Chris Davis of a home run and preserve Rich Hill’s complete-game shutout.
May 31, 2016: In a 6-2 win at Baltimore, Betts has his first three-homer game. He finishes the day with five RBIs and makes another great diving catch in what he calls afterward the “best game of my career.”
Aug. 16, 2017: With the Red Sox trailing St. Louis, 4-3, and two outs in the ninth inning, Betts doubles to left field, scoring Chris Young and Jackie Bradley Jr. for a walkoff win.
July 12, 2018: Trailing the Blue Jays by a run in the fourth inning, Betts comes to the plate with the bases loaded and wears J.A. Happ down, connecting for a grand slam on the 13th pitch of the at-bat.
Aug. 9, 2018: In an 8-5 loss at Toronto, Betts becomes the 21st player in Red Sox history to hit for the cycle, and just the third to accomplish the feat as a leadoff hitter.
Sept. 26, 2018: Facing the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader, Betts steals second base in the second inning to become only the second player in franchise history with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season.
Oct. 17, 2018: With the Red Sox leading Game 4 of the ALCS, 8-5, Tony Kemp leads off the eighth inning by stroking a line drive to right field. Betts fields the ball cleanly and fires a laser to throw out Kemp at second base.
Oct. 18, 2018: In the sixth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS, Alex Bregman lines a shot to right, and Betts sprints back and pulls it down, denying the Astros a possible home run or double.
July 26, 2019: A two-run blast in the fourth inning against the Yankees at Fenway Park makes it a three-homer game, the fifth of his career.
Sept. 29, 2019: In his final game with the Red Sox, Betts scores the winning run from first on a single by Xander Bogaerts.
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