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Sports With Littlefield: Mookie Betts' Career Day08:18
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Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts celebrates the first of three home runs ilast night against the Baltimore Orioles. (Nick Wass/AP)
Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts celebrates the first of three home runs ilast night against the Baltimore Orioles. (Nick Wass/AP)
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Tuesday night, Mookie Betts became the 27th player in the long history of the Red Sox to notch three home runs in a single game.

We'll talk to Bill Littlefield about the state of the Sox, and look ahead to the start of the NBA Finals.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

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The Boston Globe: Mookie Betts Small Club Of Red Sox With 3-Homer Games

  • "Including Tuesday, the feat has been achieved 27 times in franchise history, and eight times since 2001. Will Middlebrooks had been the last Red Sox to do it, in April 2013. No Red Sox player has hit four home runs in one game."

The Washington Post: Cavs Are Stronger And Healthier In This Year's NBA Finals, But So Are Warriors

  • "Sweeping changes have reshaped the Cavaliers that took the court for the 2015 Finals. The coach that led the Cavaliers last year, David Blatt, was fired at midseason and replaced by lead assistant Tyronn Lue. Cleveland’s roster will feature Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love — two players that missed the Finals with respective knee and shoulder injuries last season. This year’s team also includes Channing Frye, whose acquisition via trade has banished center Timofey Mozgov to the end of the bench and improved the Cavaliers’ offensive efficiency. The most obvious difference for the Warriors is evidenced by their championship ring-adorned fingers."

This segment aired on June 1, 2016.

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