Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts isn’t just one of the best baseball players on the planet. He’s also a very talented bowler. The Red Sox announced on Sunday evening that Betts bowled a 300 — a perfect game — in the PBA World Series of Bowling IX. The PBA has video showing his ninth and 10th frames:
For the uninitiated, a perfect game in bowling requires the bowler to record a strike in every frame. A strike counts as 10 pins whatever pins fall in the next two frames for a maximum of 30. In the 10th frame, a bowler can record as many as three strikes as opposed to the one in each of the first nine frames. So, Betts rolled 12 consecutive strikes in that particular game.
This was not the first perfect game of Betts’ career. He also rolled a 300 on January 27, 2013 and on February 2, 2016. It was, however, his first in a PBA competition. It was not the first time Betts has competed in the PBA, as he competed in 2015.
The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.
The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.
Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.
After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.