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Betts slugs 16th HR as Red Sox beat Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Chris Sale has high praise for Boston teammate Mookie Betts, and with good reason.

Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.

"I knew once we got a lead with that guy, we were in pretty good shape," Betts said.

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Rank Name R
1 M. Betts, Bos49
2 M. Trout, LAA39
3 F. Lindor, Cle38
4t A. Judge, NYY35
4t G. Springer, Hou35
6 M. Semien, Oak34
7t B. Gardner, NYY33
7t J. Segura, Sea33
7t G. Stanton, NYY33
10t A. Benintendi, Bos31
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 O. Albies, Atl45
2 C. Blackmon, Col37
3 T. Pham, StL35
4 C. Hernández, Phi34
5 B. Harper, Was33
6t F. Freeman, Atl32
6t C. Taylor, LAD32
8 N. Markakis, Atl31
9 S. Marte, Pit30
10t C. Bellinger, LAD29
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