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 Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 03:07 am
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It's been a long time since Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts walked forlornly back to the dugout after striking out, but it finally happened Wednesday.

Betts struck out against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Francisco Liriano in the fourth inning, ending his streak of 129 plate appearances without doing so.

The 24-year-old last struck out Sept. 12, 2016 against the Baltimore Orioles.

The streak was the longest by a Red Sox player since Denny Doyle went 159 plate appearances in 1975, according to Elias Sports.

Betts, who finished second in American League MVP voting a season ago, was hitting .356/.420/.489 entering Wednesday's game.