Red Sox get real Mookie Betts scare

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BOSTON — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left a game against the Mets after appearing to hurt his side while making a throw to home plate.

Betts caught a fly ball from Michael Conforto in the sixth inning Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to throw out Austin Jackson, who scored from third.

Betts went down to one knee and was stretching his left side and back as a team trainer and manager Alex Cora jogged to the outfield. Betts walked off slowly and was replaced by Tzu-Wei Lin, who went into center. Jackie Bradley Jr. moved to right.

Boston leads 3-2.

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