Astros outfielder Tony Kemp led off the 8th inning with a base hit down the right field line. He then made the mistake of testing Mookie Betts by trying to stretch it into a double.
Kemp must have forgotten that Betts was in right field for the Red Sox. Without hesitation Betts spun around and fired a missile into second base to get the first out of the inning.
Mookie is more than just a bat. This guy can do it all.
“You shouldn’t have done that, friend.” – @mookiebetts pic.twitter.com/9bSN7CI3xE
— MLB (@MLB) October 18, 2018
The Astros would later score a run in the inning off of Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrell, but it wasn’t enough and Boston won the game 8-6 and now have a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.