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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts hits first residence run of 2024 MLB season, wins automotive

Mookie Betts has hit hundreds of home runs in his MLB career, but his latest might have been the first to come with a prize.  The Los Angeles Dodgers star blasted the first home run of the 2024 MLB season in Thursday’s Seoul Series game against the San Diego Padres, a 400-foot shot to left

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts hits first residence run of 2024 MLB season, wins automotive

Mookie Betts has hit tons of of residence runs in his MLB profession, however his newest might need been the primary to return with a prize. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers star blasted the primary residence run of the 2024 MLB season in Thursday’s Seoul Collection sport in opposition to the San Diego Padres, a 400-foot shot to left subject off reliever Michael King within the fifth inning. In consequence, Betts will obtain an IONIQ 5 electrical automobile from Hyundai. The Korean-based automotive producer is an official sponsor of the Seoul Collection and introduced the automotive promotion forward of the occasion.

The IONIQ 5 electrical automobile has been produced by Hyundai since 2021 and is valued for at least $40,000 at United States dealerships. 

The 2-run shot by Betts was a part of his 4-for-5 day on the plate. He drove in six runs, however that wasn’t sufficient because the Padres bought to Yoshinobu Yamamoto early of their 15-11 win over the Dodgers. Yamamoto gave up five runs in the first inning of his MLB debut, a gap that the Dodgers by no means recovered from, though Betts’ infield single within the eighth inning reduce the Padres’ result in one. 

Los Angeles took the primary sport of the two-game set on Wednesday, profitable 5-2 as Betts went 2-for-4. 

Thursday’s homer figures to be the primary of many for Betts. The 31-year-old hit a career-high 39 in 2023. He additionally slashed .307/.408/.579 with 107 RBIs and 14 stolen bases, ending second in Nationwide League MVP voting.


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