1. Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox. He hit a three-run homer and robbed Bryce Harper of a home run and stole second base and took third on the play when he realized nobody was covering. Just watch the highlight, and read Gordon Edes' column.
2. Stephen Drew, New York Yankees. He came off the bench with two outs in the seventh inning to belt a pinch-hit grand slam to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead in an eventual 6-5 victory. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for the Yankees since Jorge Posada hit one in 2001.
In case you want to relive that Stephen Drew pinch hit grand slam » http://t.co/NOCNyXcQsg— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) April 14, 2015
Drew was hitting for Brett Gardner, who had hurt his wrist earlier in the game. From a strategic standpoint, it was interesting that Buck Showalter left righty Tommy Hunter in to face a lefty in a high-leverage situation (in 2013, Hunter gave up 11 home runs to left-handed batters, though he was much better in 2014). With Wesley Wright just put on the DL, Brian Matusz is the only lefty in the pen, besides closer Zach Britton, and he had pitched two innings on Sunday. So Hunter was the guy in the seventh, tthough Matusz did come in later to get two outs.
4. Pete Frates. Nice gesture from the Red Sox to the former Boston College team captain, who has ALS.
5. Jorge Soler, Chicago Cubs. He hit two home runs, including a game-tying, two-run shot in the eighth, and then singled and scored the winning run as the Cubs beat the Reds 7-6 in 10 innings. When Jon Lester's pickoff throw went wide, he was there to throw Zack Cozart out at third.
5A. Carter Capps, Miami Marlins. Late addition! What the heck is this, and how is it legal?