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Mookie, J.D. bolster impressive All-Star resumes

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BALTIMORE -- Mookie Betts hit his first homer since coming back from the disabled list in the third inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Orioles, which the Red Sox won, 5-1.

Betts belted a 3-2 pitch from rookie Yefry Ramirez, making his Major League debut, into the seats in right-center field to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. It was Betts' 12th career home run at Camden Yards. The right fielder now has 18 home runs this season.

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BALTIMORE -- Mookie Betts hit his first homer since coming back from the disabled list in the third inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Orioles, which the Red Sox won, 5-1.

Betts belted a 3-2 pitch from rookie Yefry Ramirez, making his Major League debut, into the seats in right-center field to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. It was Betts' 12th career home run at Camden Yards. The right fielder now has 18 home runs this season.

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"That was kind of the full range of his skills," Cora said of Betts' performance on the night. "The quality of the at-bats were incredible. For now playing for, what, two weeks, and being able to lay off some pitches in the edges of the strike zone. The guy's found it."

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A left abdominal strain sidelined Betts from May 26 until two days ago, but he's played in two of the three games in this series and said he feels fine.

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J.D. Martinez added a solo homer off Mike Wright Jr. on an 0-2 pitch in the top of the seventh, and that gave the Red Sox a 5-0 lead. The pitch was 4.1 feet high, making it the second-highest pitch hit for a home run in the Major Leagues this season.

It was Martinez's 22nd home run of the season, placing him second behind Mike Trout (23).

Martinez now has reached base in 21 consecutive games against the Orioles. 

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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