Mookie Betts on epic throw: 'I didn’t know I could do that'


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In case you needed a reminder of Mookie Betts' skill, the outfielder offered a pretty strong reminder in the sixth inning Monday night.

Betts made what was undeniably the throw of the Red Sox season, throwing out Tampa Bay's Avisail Garcia trying to stretch his no-out liner into a triple. The throw went sailed directly into the glove of third baseman Rafael Devers, traveling a total of 305 feet. It was the fourth-longest throw since such things start being measured in 2015.

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"It was a good one," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "Avisail Garcia was rounding second and he had the ball already. It seemed like the intention was to do that, you could see it. I’ve never seen a throw from that far right on the money. It was a good one."